Will consider Khaleda Zia’s parole if she applies: Home Minister

06 Apr 2019, 17:47

NTV Online
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan. Photo: NTV

Jamalpur: 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, reports the UNB.

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 8 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.’