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Govt to consider Khaleda's parole if she applies, says minister

April 07, 2019 00:00:00

JAMALPUR, Apr 06 (UNB): The government will consider releasing BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on parole if she files an application and cites specific reasons, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said Saturday.

"We haven't received any request for parole so far," he told reporters after inaugurating a naval police station at Chikajani in Dewanganj upazila.

Parole is a conditional release of an inmate before the completion of the sentence.

Khaleda, a former prime minister, has been in jail since February 08 last year when she was convicted of corruption. She was later found guilty in another corruption case later.

"No one is above the law," Asaduzzaman said. "Anyone who commits an offence has to face punishments."

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