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Supreme Court decision on Khaleda’s bail Tuesday

  • Published at 01:22 am May 15th, 2018
  • Last updated at 01:22 am May 15th, 2018
Supreme Court decision on Khaleda’s bail Tuesday
File photo of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia Dhaka Tribune

The BNP chief secured four months' bail in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case from the High Court on March 12.

The Appellate Division will deliver its order on Tuesday on two leave-to-appeal petitions filed challenging BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's bail grant by the High Court in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

On May 9, a four-member Appellate Division bench led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain had set Tuesday for delivering the order after closing a two-day hearing on the petitions.

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

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

On February 8, Dhaka’s Special Court 5 had convicted Khaleda and sentenced her to five years' imprisonment in the case. She was then sent to the old Dhaka Central Jail at the city’s Nazimuddin Road.

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

On March 15, the ACC and the state filed two leave-to-appeal petitions before the Appellate Division challenging her bail. Later, the Appellate Division stayed the bail.