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HC asked to hear Khaleda’s plea against graft case verdict

  • Published at 12:47 pm July 12th, 2018
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File photo of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

On February 8, Khaleda Zia was sentenced to five years' imprisonment in the graft case

The Supreme Court has asked the High Court to start the hearing on the review petition, filed by BNP chief Khaleda Zia, against a lower court verdict that sentenced her to five years' imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

A four-member bench of the Appellate Division, headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, passed the order on Thursday, after keeping the petition stand over till July 31.

It also observed that if the hearing of the petition is not finished by this time, the Supreme Court will consider it.

On July 9, the Supreme Court fixed July 12 to pass an order on a review petition, filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, against its order asking the High Court to dispose of her appeal in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

Earlier on May 16, the Supreme Court upheld the High Court order that granted bail to Khaleda in the graft case.

The court also issued an order to dispose of Khaleda's appeal, challenging the lower court's verdict in the case, by July 31.

Then, Khaleda's lawyer filed a petition, on June 25, seeking a review of the order.

On February 8, Dhaka Special Court 5 convicted Former Prime Minister Khaleda and sentenced her to five years' imprisonment in the graft case.

Later, she was sent to old central jail at Nazimuddin Road in Dhaka.