'No way to free Khaleda bypassing legal process'

Staff Correspondent, Barta24.com, Dhaka
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Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud has said there is no way to free imprisoned BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia bypassing legal procedures. 

"BNP leaders are moving here and there for Khaleda Zia's bail. They earlier did it in many other issues. But Khaleda's release is not possible bypassing legal process. Only political cases can be solved politically," he said. 

The minister made the remarks while briefing reporters at his Secretariat office on Thursday (Oct 3).

He said Khaleda can secure release on bail or parole. "BNP hasn't yet applied for her release on parole. So they (BNP) should move the court for her bail, shunning the path of movement."

Khaleda Zia is serving jail term in graft cases. 

Referring to BNP leaders' statements that they will free Khaleda through movement, "It's totally impossible. And BNP hasn't the strength to wage any movement."