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Zia Orphanage case appeal hearing adjourned until Aug 8

  • Published at 02:33 am August 2nd, 2018
Khaleda Zia
File photo of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order as Khaleda’s lawyers were absent at the court

The High Court on Wednesday adjourned until August 8 the hearing of a petition filed by BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia against her sentence in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

The High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order as Khaleda’s lawyers were absent at the court, reports UNB.

On February 8, Dhaka’s Special Court 5 convicted the former prime minister and BNP chairperson and sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

She was then sent to old central jail at Nazimuddin Road in the city.

On February 19, Khaleda filed an appeal with the High Court against her sentence