BSMMU submits Khaleda’s health report to SC

Sun Online Desk

26th February, 2020 01:34:55 printer

BSMMU submits Khaleda’s health report to SC

The authorities of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) submitted the report on BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s health condition to the Supreme Court registrar general's office, to be placed at the High Court, on Wednesday.

Earlier on Sunday, the court asked BSMMU vice chancellor to submit the report by 5:00pm on Wednesday and fixed 27 February for hearing on her bail petition in Zia Charitable Trust graft case.

The HC bench of justice Obaidul Hassan and justice AKM Zahirul Huq also asked the BSMMU VC to inform the court three things -- whether Khaleda Zia allowed medical board to give her advanced treatment, if she allows whether she is being given the treatment and the latest condition of her health.

On Tuesday, the BNP chief filed the fresh petition with the High Court seeking bail in the case, citing illness.

It was mentioned in the petition that the BNP chairperson is seriously ill and she needs advanced treatment. "Khaleda is not getting proper treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU). She wants to go to London for better treatment if she gets bail."

On 12 December, 2019, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court turned down the bail petition of Khaleda Zia in the graft case.

A special court jailed the BNP chief and three others for seven years in the corruption case on 29 October, 2018.

On 8 August, 2011, the Anti-Corruption Commission filed the Zia Charitable Trust case with Tejgaon police station against four people, including Khaleda. They were accused of abusing power in raising funds for the trust from unknown sources.

The former prime minister was sentenced to jail for five years in a separate corruption case on 8 February, 2018.