One of the prosecutors of BNP Chairperson Begum Zia, A J Mohammad Ali suggests her to go abroad for better treatment. This former Attorney General went to see Begum Khaleda Zia at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University-BSMMU this evening. During his meet, he was accompanied by doctors also. According to the sources, Begum Zia`s family now wants her to be taken abroad in parole for her better treatment. But there was Begum Zia’s reluctance in this regard. But considering some recent legal issues, BNP leaders and lawyers think that her foreign visit is necessary. To convey this statement, Advocate Mohammad Ali went to 612 number cabin of BSMMU today.
According to the sources, the lawyers themselves met before meeting with Begum Zia. They considered 4 different legal aspects relevant to Begum Zia`s treatment outside of the country. Those are:
1. The Supreme Court`s position on the appeal in the Zia orphanage corruption case is clear. Appeal hearing will be held in the High Court before the election. If the High Court keeps the penalty intact in the appeal, then there will be no possibility of Begum Zia`s participation in the election. If Begum Zia goes in parole, the hearing of this case will be delayed.
2. In the absence of Begum Zia, High Court ordered the hearing of the Zia Charitable Corruption case. There will be no possibility of her release if she gets convicted in this case. The hearing of this case may be postponed if she goes in parole.
3. There is no possibility of Begum Zia`s bail through the legal battle.
4. Begum Zia is very sick. She needs further treatment abroad.
In this regard, Begum Zia`s lawyers first met the party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. He agreed with the opinion of lawyers. Later, Advocate Ali met Begum Zia as the representative of the lawyers. Advocate Ali made Begum Zia understand about her cases and the possible consequences of those cases. However, Khaleda`s lawyer has given the most importance in the matter of her treatment. It has been learned that advocate Mohammad Ali spoke to the doctors about this issue. Although doctors said that her treatment is possible at BSMMU, still they think that better treatment can be ensured in abroad. BNP leaders also think that since Jatiya Oikya Front has been formed, Begum Zia can now go to abroad. However, Advocate Mohammad Ali did not have any consent from Begum Zia. Her relatives will visit her any time. She said that she would make a final decision then.