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SC defers order on Khaleda’s bail to Wednesday

  • Published at 06:40 pm May 15th, 2018
SC defers order on Khaleda’s bail to Wednesday
File photo of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia Dhaka Tribune

The BNP chief had secured the four-months bail from the High Court on March 12.

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has set Wednesday to deliver its order on the two leave-to-appeal petitions filed challenging BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's bail granted by the High Court in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

The four-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, on Tuesday fixed the date to deliver its verdict after hearing the arguments.

Earlier in the morning, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam appealed to the Appellate Division for holding more arguments in the case.

On May 9, the apex court  had fixed Tuesday for delivering the order after closing a two-day hearing on the petitions.

On May 8, the court adjourned until May 9 the hearing on the petitions filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the state against Khaleda’s bail.

On March 19, the Appellate Division had stayed the BNP chief's bail until May 8 in the corruption case.

On February 8, Dhaka's Fifth Special Court had sentenced the former prime minister to five years' imprisonment in the case. She was then sent to the old Dhaka Central Jail at the city'sNazimuddin Road.

She later secured four months' bail from the High Court on March 12.

Three days later , the ACC and the state had filed the two leave-to-appeal petitions challenging Khaleda's bail.

Later, the Appellate Division stayed her bail until May 8.