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Bangladeshi ex-PM Khaleda Zia shifted back to jail

IANS  |  Dhaka 

Former Bangladeshi was shifted back to jail from hospital on Thursday for a court appearance in a graft case.

Prison authorities transferred the wheelchair-bound to the jailhouse where she also appeared before a court in the Niko graft case, bdnews24.com reported.

The had filed the case with in 2007, accusing Khaleda and 10 others of abusing power to award a and extraction deal to Canadian company Niko during her tenure as the

Abdullah Al Harun, of (BSMMU) -- a government-run medical university cum hospital -- told journalists on Thursday that she was released from hospital as the medical board formed for her treatment gave her a discharge certificate.

He said that her physical condition was now stable.

Khaleda Zia, also of the Nationalist Party (BNP), was admitted to the hospital in on October 6 for treatment following a court directive.

Khaleda was then taken to the BSMMU from Old Central Jail.

She has been in jail since February after a court sentenced her over the alleged embezzlement of foreign funds.

The BNP has been demanding upcoming Parliament polls be held under a non-party and release of ahead of the elections slated for December.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 19:56 IST
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