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Thu, November 15, 2018
Khaleda returned to jail after checkup
Dhaka, 7 April, Abnews: Ailing BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia was taken back to Dhaka central jail from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Saturday after medical check-up and tests.
 
Earlier, the former prime minister was taken to BSMMU from jail on an ambulance at around 11.30 am.
 
She was offered a wheelchair to go to the cabin block on the 4th floor of the hospital but she refused and walked to the lift.
 
Two members of a medical board earlier formed by the government and her personal physician examined her health.
 
Later, the doctors suggested conducting some medical tests, including x-ray on her knee and two hands and blood test.
 
After the x-ray in Radiology and Imaging department and blood test, she was taken back to jail.
 
Khaleda’s two lawyers—Sanaullah Miah and Barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokon—met Khaleda at the hospital. The BNP chief’s personal physician, Mamun, was also present.
 
On Feb 8, a Dhaka court sentenced BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to five years of rigorous imprisonment and fines her Tk 2 crore for financial irregularities in the Zia Orphanage Trust.
 
After Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad, Khaleda is the second head of the government convicted in a graft case.
 
The Anti-Corruption Commission filed the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on July 3, 2008 with Ramna Police Station accusing Khaleda, her eldest son Tarique Rahman, now living in the UK, and four others of misappropriating over 2.10 crore that came as grants from a foreign bank for orphans.
 
Four other accused are former BNP MP Salimul Haq Kamal and businessman Sharfuddin Ahmed, former principal secretary Kamal Uddin Siddique and Mominur Rahman, nephew of late President Ziaur Rahman.Kamal Uddin Siddique and Mominur Rahman have long been absconding.
 
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