Better treatment: Hearing on Khaleda's writ Oct 1

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25 September, 2018 13:17 PM

Better treatment: Hearing on Khaleda's writ Oct 1

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The High Court has fixed October 1 for hearing a writ petition, seeking its directive on the authorities concerned for providing better treatment to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in jail.

 An HC bench of Justice Sheikh Hasan Arif and Justice Ahmed Sohel passed the order today. 

Earlier on September 9, the writ petition was filed with the High Court.

Barrister Nawshad Jamir, on behalf of the BNP chief, filed the writ petition with an HC bench.

The petition stated that Khaleda should be admitted to a specialized hospital immediately as she has been suffering from chronic diseases.

Secretary for Home, Inspector General of Prisons, Dhaka civil surgeon, deputy commissioner, are made respondents of the writ.

The hearing on the writ petition is likely to be held this week.

On February 8 last, a special court here sentenced Khaleda to five years' rigorous imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. Since then she has been kept in Old Dhaka Central Jail.