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High Court extends Khaleda Zia’s bail by a year in 5 cases

  • Published at 02:48 pm September 28th, 2021
Khaleda Zia
File photo of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia Collected

The BNP chief is out of prison since March last year as the govt has suspended her sentence

The High Court has extended bail for BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in five separate cases.

Two benches passed the extension orders on Monday and Tuesday, following separate pleas moved by the former prime minister’s legal counsels, according to media reports.

The bench of Justice Muhammad Abdul Hafiz and Justice Mohammad Ali on Tuesday ordered the extension of bail in three defamation cases filed in Dhaka and another in Narail in 2018.


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Meanwhile, the High Court bench of Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akondo on Monday extended the bail in a murder case filed in Comilla in 2015.

Amid the Covid-19 outbreak, the government freed Khaleda Zia from jail on condition for six months through an executive order, suspending her sentences on March 25 last year.

She was released from the prison cell of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University the same day and has been staying at her Gulshan residence since then.


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In September, the suspension of her prison sentence was extended by six months, for the fourth time since last year.

On February 8, 2018, Khaleda Zia was sent to Old Dhaka Central Jail after the trial court sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case. The High Court later doubled her jail term.

The former prime minister was found guilty in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case the same year.

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