Wednesday 15 August 2018 ,
Latest News
  • Dhaka ranked 2nd 'least liveable city' in the world
  • Khaleda gets 6-month bail in defamation case
  • 7 killed in Narsingidi road crash
  • Facebook to stream free La Liga matches in Asian subcontinent including Bangladesh
  • 2 ‘drug traders’ killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’
11 February, 2018 05:56:00 PM

Print

Jail not for leading a luxurious life: Quader

Independent Online Desk
Jail not for leading a luxurious life: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said jail is not a place for leading a luxurious life or for spending leisure time. 

Quader made the remarks while relying to queries from reporters at his ministry about division for BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and allowing housemaid for her in jail, UNB reports.

“The BNP chief is getting facilities available in all jails as per jail code,” said Quader, also the Road Transport and Bridges Minister.

Mentioning that during 11/1 period, the two former prime ministers were not provided with any housemaid in the sub-jail, Quader said there is no such example to allow domestic help with great leaders like Moulana Bhasani and Bangabandhu in prison.

Asked why Khaleda Zia has been kept at an abandoned building, the minister clarified that it is not an abandoned building at all. “She has been kept at the office of jail superintendent after its renovation, and it is a well- furnished one.”   

About bringing back four other convicts in the Zia Orphanage Trust Graft Case, including BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman, Quader said Interpol has already been informed officially about the matter.

Replying to queries about other corrupt politicians, Quader said the verdict against Khaleda Zia is a cautionary signal for other corrupt politicians.

Two ministers of the incumbent government are regularly appearing before court in cases filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

A lawmaker is serving jail term in a murder case and 100 Chhatra League activists and a good number of Awami League activists are now in jail, said Quader adding,” This proves that we don’t spare anybody. During the BNP regime, there was no such example.”

A special court here on Thursday convicted former prime minister and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in the much-talked-about Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

KK

Comments

Poll
Today's Question »
State Minister for Information Tarana Halim has said her ministry is setting up a new unit to analyse social media contents. Do you support the move?
 Yes
 No
 No Comment
Yes 2.7%
No 97.3%
No Comment 0.0%
Video
More Politics Stories
BNP plotting to foil next polls: Quader Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said BNP has began hatching conspiracies to foil the next general election as they have failed to wage any movement against the government. “I would like to say that the…

Copyright © All right reserved.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman

Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy
....................................................
About Us
....................................................
Contact Us
....................................................
Advertisement
....................................................
Subscription

Powered by : Frog Hosting