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Zia Charitable case

BSMMU submits Khaleda's health report to SC

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Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Wednesday submitted report on the health condition of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to the Supreme Court Registrar General's office.
A legal officer of the BSMMU brought the report yesterday noon, said Md Saifur Rahman, Special Officer of the High Court Division of the Surpeme Court.
The High Court may hold hearing on the report today (Thursday), added the official. The High Court on February 23, 2020, wanted to know the latest health condition of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia's treatment.
The vice-chancellor of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) had been asked to place Khaleda's medical report in the High Court through the registrar general of the Supreme Court by 5.00 pm on February 26.
The High Court Bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice AKM Zahirul Huq passed the order after hearing on a bail petition filed by BNP chief in the Zia Charitable Trust case in which she was sentenced seven years jail term by a trial court.
The court also fixed February 27 for further hearing and passing order on the bail petition filed by the former prime minister.
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia filed a fresh bail petition with the High Court in the case on February 18 this year on health ground.
A special court in Dhaka on October 29, 2018, convicted Khaleda in connection with the Zia Charitable Trust case and sentenced her to seven-year rigorous imprisonment.
On November 18, 2018, Khaleda Zia filed an appeal with the High Court challenging the lower court verdict and sought acquittal in the case. At the same time she filed a bail petition in the case which was rejected by the same HC Bench on July 31, 2018.
Then she moved to the appellate division and the apex court on December 12, 2019, rejected her bail petition in the case.
The apex court, however, asked the medical board of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) to give Khaleda advance biological treatment with her consent.
A six-member Bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order after dismissing her petition with observations.
Khaleda Zia is suffering from Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, Cough variant Asthma, and Rheumatoid Arthritis with secondary Sjogren syndrome with bilateral total knee replacement due to advance knee osteoarthritis.
The Anti-Corruption Commission filed the Zia Charitable Trust case against Khaleda, Harris, Ziaul and Monirul with Tejgaon police on August 8, 2011.
Khaleda Zia landed in jail on February 8, 2018, after a Dhaka court sentenced her to five years imprisonment in Zia Orphanage Trust case. The High Court on October 30 of the same year enhanced the punishment of Khaleda to 10 years imprisonment in this case.

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