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Rizvi's capacity to understand is doubtful: Law minister

Published: April 19, 2019 18:15:17 | Updated: April 20, 2019 19:57:33


Law Minister Anisul Huq has questioned BNP leader Ruhul Kabir Rizvi's mental capacity to following the latter’s remarks on Khaleda Zia’s punishment and bail in corruption cases.

Speaking to the media after an event at Brahmanbaria's Kasba Upazila on Friday, the minister said, “Everyone finds Rizvi’s statements and understanding on Khaleda Zia’s situation dubious. I don't want to make any remarks on the matter," he said, reports bdnews24.com.

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is currently serving a 17-year prison sentence in two corruption cases, spending the last 14 months in jail.

The BNP leaders have accused the government of force Khaleda out of politics' by 'framing her in false cases'.

On Rizvi’s remarks, Huq said, “The lower court passed a   punishment to Khaleda Zia for embezzling money belonging to orphans and she appealed to the High Court against the verdict.

 “The High Court increased her five year jail term to 10 years. I don't see any government intervention in it."

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