The High Court on Thursday asked the additional attorney-general to inform the court on Sunday if former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia was illegally or improperly confined or detained in her cantonment residence.
A High Court bench of Justice MA Wahhab Mian and Justice M Emdadul Haque also asked the additional attorney-general, Salahuddin Ahmed, to ensure that no restriction is imposed on Khaleda’s movement until Sunday, when the hearing of the case will be resumed.
The court’s queries came on a habeas corpus petition filed by Babul Chowdhury, who identified himself as a member of the executive committee of the Jatiyatabadi Muktijoddha Dal, the freedom-fighters’ wing of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party.
The court did not pass any interim order. It adjourned the hearing of the petition till Sunday.
Pleading for the petitioner, his counsel Azizul Haque told the court that Khaleda Zia, the chairperson of the BNP, was illegally and improperly confined or detained in her cantonment residence. Former BNP leader Barrister Rafiqul Islam Miah and Barrister Mahbubuddin Khokan also appeared for the petitioner.