Sheikh Hasina who has been detained in jail for nearly two weeks pending trial challenges the extortion case against her in the High Court on Sunday.
Sahara Khatun, Awami League's legal affairs secretary, Saturday claimed that they had enough grounds to challenge the case. After a meeting with the party's acting president Zillur Rahman at his Gulshan home, Sahara Khatun told reporters that lawyer Toufique Newaz visited Hasina at the special jail and finalized the power of attorney and other documents from her to move the planned petition.
She added that Hasina was arrested under regular law but an order from the home ministry, issued hours after her arrest, said the case had been taken under cover of emergency powers rules.
Toufique Nawaz says that Hasina has expressed her concerns about her own security in the sub –jail . But the DIG prison has played down the concern saying that they are more concerned about her security than she is.