Khaleda’s bail extended again

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Khaleda Zia. File PhotoThe High Court on Thursday once again extended till 15 October the bail of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

An HC bench of justice M Enayetur Rahim and justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order following a petition filed by Khaleda's lawyer, UNB reports quoting barrister Kawser Kamal.

The court also adjourned the hearing till Sunday on the review petition filed by the BNP chief against a lower court verdict sentencing her to five years' imprisonment in the graft case.

On 8 October the High Court extended till 11 October the bail of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in the case.

Earlier on 3 October, an HC bench extended the bail of Khaleda Zia in the case till 8 October.

A petition was filed with the High Court seeking an extension of its earlier order granting four-month bail to Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on 5 July.

On 12 March, the HC granted four-month bail to her in the case which expired on 12 July.

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 the abandoned central jail at Nazimuddin Road in the city.

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