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Supreme Court upholds Khaleda Zia’s bail against appeals

  • Published at 02:27 pm March 13th, 2018
  • Last updated at 12:09 am March 14th, 2018
Supreme Court upholds Khaleda Zia’s bail against appeals
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) appealed to a chamber court on Tuesday to stay BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s bail in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. The opposition leader was sentenced to five years in prison last month for her role in embezzling funds from the trust set up in the name of her late husband and former Bangladesh president Ziaur Rahman. On Monday, the High Court gave Khaleda Zia interim bail for four months, which was in turn appealed by the state prosecution.
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On Tuesday morning, the attorney general’s office made the move. Sufia Khatun is the Advocate on Record. However, the Supreme Court upheld the bail and announced the appeal hearing would take place on Wednesday. Attorney General Mahbubey Alam said the appeal is in progress.