The release of Begum Zia is the matter of the court-Dr Hasan Mahmud

The release of Begum Zia is the matter of the court-Dr Hasan Mahmud

Oct 05, 2019: “The release of Begum Zia is the matter of the court. But BNP makes silly demand that the state compromises with corruption to release her, which is not possible,” Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud told reporters after attending a seminar in city’s Finley Square Cineplex at Chattogram.

The information minister said the state will oppose if anyone seeks bail in corruption case. If the state doesn’t oppose, it means that the state is compromising with graft, he added.

He said it is the duty and responsibility of a lawyer of the state to oppose, if any convicted accuse seeks bail in corruption case.

Silver Screen organized the seminar titled ‘Film Industry of Bangladesh and Challenges of Globalization’ with poet and senior journalist Abul Momen in the chair.

Editor of the local daily Suprobhat Bangladesh Rushu Mahmud presented the keynote paper in the seminar while Kamrul Hasan Badal conducted it.

Dr Hasan said the court can take any decision even after the state’s objection to the bail of any person and this is the matter of the court. “But the leaders of BNP are talking ridiculously. What do they want? Do they want to do politics over Begum Zia’s health issue by keeping her in jail or release her through the legal process?” the minister said.

He said the BNP chief is in prison being convicted in a graft case and only the court can release her. She embezzled the money of orphans and the court convicted her as per the documents, he added.

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