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Khaleda's release on parole not possible, says Hanif

April 08, 2019 00:00:00

Ruling out the possibility of releasing BNP chief Khaleda Zia's on parole, Awami League joint general secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif said on Sunday she does not fall under any category to be given release on parole, reports UNB.

He, however, said the government will consider if Khaleda Zia applies for her release on parole.

Hanif made the remarks while talking to reporters at AL president's Dhanmondi political office.

"Those who respect law, will have to go through the legal process. Parole is a legal matter, not a political one," he added.

Hanif further said the people of the country have no involvement in the current movement of BNP.

On Saturday, Home Minister Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said the government will consider releasing BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on parole if she files an application and cites specific reasons.

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

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said they will discuss the matter at their party forum. "A decision on applying for the party chief's parole will be taken later," he told the news agency.

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