Dhaka, 7 April, Abnews: The daughter-in-law of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and wife of late Arafat Rahman Koko was not allowed to meet ailing mother-in- law on Saturday.
Sharmila Rahman Shithi, daughter-in-law of the BNP Chairperson went to BSMMU after Khaleda Zia was taken to the BSMMU from the jail at 11.30am for medical check-up.
Police restricted Shithi when she along with her two daughters tried to enter the cabin block, reports UNB.
Then she waited at the hospital premises in their car for some time while the leaders and activists of Jatiyatabadi Mahila Dal surrounded her and chanted anti-government slogans.
Police arrested 4 to 5 people among the sloganeers while Shithi went to the room of hospital director.
Police also barred Afroza Abbas, president of Mahila Dal and wife of BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas from visiting Khaleda.
However, Khaleda’s two lawyers -- Sanaullah Miah and Barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokon -- met Khaleda at the hospital while the BNP chief’s personal physician, Mamun, was also present.
Earlier, 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.
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.