DHAKA, Jan 9, 2018 (BSS) - Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq yesterday said the government has no political agenda behind transferring cases against BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia to Bakshibazar temporary court, instead it was done for the sake of her security.
"Government has no political agenda here. Whenever she appears before court for hearing, around three to four hundred people turns up at the place. So for the sake of maintaining law and order and safeguarding her security, the cases were transferred to the temporary court," Anisul said.
Earlier in the day the ministry issued a gazette, transferring as many as 14 cases against Khaleda Zia to Bakshibazar temporary court.
Signed by joint secretary Bikash Kumar Saha, the gazette said the government is declaring the building constructed on the field adjacent to former Dhaka Central Jail and Government Alia Madrasa as temporary court and the hearing of the said cases will be held there.
According to the gazette, of the 14 cases, nine were transferred from Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court, three from Special Judge Court and two from Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court.