Khaleda sent to old central jail: Kamal

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PV Desk : Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan today said BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia has been sent to the old central jail at Nazimuddin Road in the city.

“We have decided to keep her in the old central jail considering her age and social status as she is a former prime minister,” he told journalists at a press briefing at his Secretariat office here.

Kamal said, “As the honourable judge has given the verdict in the Zia Orphanage Trust case, we have taken necessary steps in this regard.”

The law and order is normal across the country and there is no panic among the people centering the verdict, he said, adding “I didn’t receive any report of untoward incident in the country.”

The home minister said the law enforcement agencies are always alert and they have all-out preparations to maintain law and order in the country.

On a query from journalists, the minister said, “BNP can declare any agitation programme as we have not banned any political organization so far…But our law enforcers are fully alert to protect the people’s life and properties.”