Petition seeks HC directive to allow Khaleda to go abroad for better treatment

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia

Supreme Court lawyer Md Eunus Ali Akond today filed a writ petition with the High Court seeking its directive on the government to allow BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to go abroad for better treatment.

He submitted the petition as public interest litigation to the officials concerned of the HC, saying that there is no legal bar to allow Khaleda Zia to go abroad for treatment on the humane grounds under section 401 (1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

Eunus Ali Akond told that he will place the writ petition before the HC tomorrow for its hearing.

Law Minister Anisul Huq on December 5 told reporters that the government was looking for a legal scope to allow Khaleda’s medical treatment abroad.

“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has considered the issues of Khaleda Zia’s treatment from a humanitarian aspect. Two applications for allowing Khaleda Zia to go abroad have been rejected earlier. Now, we are examining whether there is any scope in this regard. The decision would be made examining all the aspects so that the law is not violated,” he said.