The High Court on Sunday deferred its order on a petition seeking bail to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case till Monday afternoon, reports news agency UNB.

The HC bench of justice M Enayetur Rahim and justice Shahidul Karim fixed the date for taking decision upon a bail petition in the case as documents are yet to reach the court.

The court said that it will pass an order on the bail petition around 2:00pm on Monday upon receiving all the documents relating to the judgment from the lower court.

Trial Court steno typist Mokarram Hossain on Thursday said the documents relating to the case are likely to reach the High Court on Sunday.

On 22 February, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia filed a petition with the High Court seeking bail in the graft case.

Nowshad Jamir and Kaiser Kamal, on behalf of the BNP chief, submitted the 880-page bail petition showing 31 grounds for granting her bail.

On 8 February, the Dhaka Special Court-5 convicted the former prime minister and BNP chairperson and sentenced her to five years' imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. She was then sent to old central jail on Nazimuddin Road in the city.