BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia passed around an hour with her relatives and took food they cooked for her on the Eid day on Wednesday, reports UNB.
Though her party leaders were barred from meeting her, only six relatives of the BNP chief with some cooked food, new clothes and flowers entered the Old Dhaka Central Jail at around 3:35pm.
Khaleda’s sister Selina Islam, her husband professor Rofiqul Islam, sister-in-law Nasrin Iskandar, daughter-in-law Sharmila Rahman and granddaughter Jahiya Rahman and Tarique Rahman’s sister-in-law Sahina Zaman Bindu met her.
They came out of the jail around 04:40 pm.
In the meeting room, Khaleda and the visiting family members ate the food which was sent by her elder son Tarique’s mother-in-law Syeda Iqbalmand Banu for her.
Wearing a cotton shari, khaleda came to meet her relatives with the help of two jail guards, said jail sources.
Family members said, Khaleda caressed her granddaughter and exchanged Eid greetings with others.
Khaleda used to take her lunch by 01:30 pm any other day, but she waited for her relatives to bring homemade food for her today, said jail sources.
The jail authorities offered Khaleda with vermicelli cooked with milk, some sweetmeats and Jarda rice in the morning, but she did not take the food.
The BNP chief took the first meal of the day with food taken by her relatives.