Update April 7, 2018

Dhaka 6-58 pm, 06-August, 2020

Police stops Koko’s wife visiting Khaleda Zia at BSMMU

Mirajul Moin Joy


7 April 2018, Nirapad News: The daughter-in-law of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and wife of late Arafat Rahman Koko, Sharmila Rahman Shithi, went to BSMMU to visit her ailing mother-in-law on Saturday, reports UNB.

Shithi, along with her two daughters, went to BSMMU after Khaleda was taken to the BSMMU from the jail at 11:30am for medical check-up, but the police barred them from entering the cabin block where Khaleda was undergoing some medical check-ups.

Then she waited at the hospital premises in their car for some time while the leaders and activists of Jatiyatabadi Mahila Dal surrounded her and chanted anti-government slogans.

Police arrested 4 to 5 people among the sloganeers while Shithi went to the room of hospital director.

Police also barred Afroza Abbas, president of Mahila Dal and wife of BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas from visiting Khaleda.

However, Khaleda’s two lawyers — Sanaullah Miah and Mahbub Uddin Khokon — met Khaleda at the hospital while the BNP chief’s personal physician, Mamun, was also present.

The BNP chairperson was taken back to Dhaka central jail from BSMMU after her medical check-ups and tests.

A black Pajero jeep carrying Khaleda left the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) around 1:33pm amid tight security.

Two members of a medical board earlier formed by the government and her personal physician examined her health.

Later, the physicians suggested conducting some medical tests, including x-ray on her knee and two hands and blood test.

After the x-ray in Radiology and Imaging department and blood test, she was taken back to the jail.

On 1 April, the government formed a medical team with four professors of Dhaka Medical College Hospital to examine her health condition and ensure her treatment in the jail.

On 8 February last, a special court sentenced Khaleda to five years’ rigorous imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

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