India denies entry to Khaleda’s legal adviser from UK, Lord Carlile

Online Report

Legal advisor to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s legal team, British lawmaker Lord Alexander Carlile has been denied entry to India.

He was barred soon after his arrival late last night because “his intended activity in India was incompatible with the purpose of his visit as mentioned in his visa application”.

Our New Delhi correspondent quotes Ministry of External Affairs’ official spokesperson to say: “Lord Alexander Carlile, a British national, 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. It was therefore decided to deny him entry into India upon arrival.”

The spokesperson’s comment came in response to a query on denial of entry of Lord Carlile into India on July 11.

Carlile is one of the international lawyers who has been engaged by BNP to defend her and her son Tareq Zia in corruption cases – in one of which Khaleda, a former prime minister, is now behind bars.

Carlile was expected to address a press conference at a leading hotel here on Thursday afternoon regarding Khaleda Zia’s imprisonment.