Law Minister Anisul Huq on Sunday said BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia is now free as she is not in government custody for sure.
âShe [Khaleda] is definitely free. Sheâs not obviously in our custody or in government custody. Staying here, she can definitely receive treatment anywhere as she wishes, and sheâs doing so,â he told Parliament.
The Law Minister said this in parliament replying to a remark made by BNP MP Rumeen Farhana who claimed in the House that âKhaleda Zia still remains in government custody.â
âIf anything happens to the leader, the government will have to bear the full responsibility as she has been in government custody for the last three years. Sheâs still in government custody,â said Rumeen.
She said the Law Minister earlier argued that Khaleda Zia would have to go back to jail for going abroad as there is no scope to reconsider a decided case in the same provision (section 401) of the Criminal Code of Procedures.
Rumeen said, âBut thereâs nothing like this in section 401 of the Criminal Code of Procedures. The provision gives the government the unlimited authority to take any decision in this regard.â