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Khaleda's bail extended in Zia Charitable Trust case

  • Published at 02:14 pm July 10th, 2018
Khaleda Zia
File photo of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The court extended Khaleda's bail multiple times before in the past few months 

A Dhaka court has extended BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's bail until July 17 in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case.  

Judge Dr Akhteruzzaman of the Special Judge Court 5 passed the order on and fixed the new date on Tuesday.

The court had fixed July 10 for the hearing of the case against Khaleda Zia and three others accused. She was also supposed to be produced before the court.

However, in the custody submitted to the court, Khaleda's lawyer asked for an extension of the bail due to her illness.

Sanaullah Miah and Ziaur Rahman were present as Khaleda's lawyer while Mosharraf Hossain Kajol represented the Anti-Corruption Commission.

Earlier on June 28, the court extended bail for Khaleda Zia until July 10 in the graft case.

Before that, on May 10, the court extended bail for Khaleda Zia until June 4.

On April 22, the same court extended her bail until May 10 in the graft case.

On April 5, the court extended the BNP chairperson's bail until April 22.

Earlier, on March 13, her bail was extended until April 5. 

The same court on February 8, convicted the former prime minister and sentenced her to five years' imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

On August 8, 2011, the Anti-Corruption Commission filed the Zia Charitable Trust graft case with Tejgaon police station accusing four people, including Khaleda Zia, of abusing power in raising funds for the trust from unknown sources.

The other three accused are Khaleda’s former Political Secretary Haris Chowdhury, then Personal Secretary to Haris, Ziaul Islam Munna, and Monirul Islam Khan, then personal secretary of Dhaka City Corporation mayor Sadek Hossain Khoka.