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Khaleda Zia’s British Legal Counsel Lord Carlile Denied Entry Into India

India on Wednesday night did not allow entry to British national and lawyer Lord Alexander Carlile, a counsel for former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia after he landed at Delhi airport on the grounds that he did not have a valid visa and his intended activity was “incompatible” with the purpose of his visit.

The spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, Raveesh Kumar said, “Lord Carlile arrived in New Delhi on July 11, 2018, without having obtained the appropriate Indian visa. His intended activity in India was incompatible with the purpose of his visit as mentioned in his visa application.”

Carlile is one of the international lawyers, who has been engaged by Zia’s party to defend her and her son Tareq Zia, in corruption cases. He was expected to address the media on Thursday afternoon in a hotel in Delhi.

Bangladeshi media had reported earlier quoting BNP leaders that the party would facilitate a press briefing in Delhi where Lord Carlile would talk about the present political situation of Bangladesh and why Zia was put behind bars.

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