What will happen if Khaleda convicted?

Kalerkantho Online   

7 February, 2018 18:18 PM

What will happen if Khaleda convicted?

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The verdict of Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and her son Tarique Rahman will be delivered tomorrow. 

The law enforcers are on high alert centring the verdict and additional members of law enforcing agencies have been deployed across the country ahead of the verdict. 

A deep sense of uncertainty prevails among the public as to what is going to happen tomorrow if the BNP chief is convicted in the case.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said the court will decide the fate of the former prime minister of the country.

However, the authorities have taken all necessary measures to accommodate her inside the jail as per the jail code.

Supreme Court lawyer Advocate MA Jalil Ujjal said Khaleda Zia will definitely be sent to jail tomorrow if she is convicted.

He said: "She will be sentenced to maximum seven years imprisonment if proven guilty."

"If she is sentenced to imprisonment for a term of less than two years, she will be entitled to participate in the upcoming national polls," he added.

The lawyer further said: "She will be out of the next Parliamentary elections if she gets two years jail term. But, she can run the race if the High Court issues a stay on her conviction order."