ACC’s Khaleda appeal hearing Wednesday

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia being taken to jail. File Photo

The High Court has fixed Wednesday for hearing on acceptance of an appeal filed by Anti-Corruption Commission seeking extension of punishment for BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

Khaleda Zia, a former prime minister, was sentenved to five years of imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case by a lower court onm 8 February.
BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia being taken to jail. File Photo

An HC bench of justice M Enayetur Rahim and justice Md Shahidul Karim fixed the date after the appeal was placed before it, reports UNB.

The ACC filed the appeal petition on Sunday.

On 19 March, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court stayed the BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s bail, granted by the High Court, till 8 May in the graft case.

The SC also allowed the state and the ACC to file petitions against the HC order that granted bail to Khaleda, fixing 8 May for next hearing.

On 12 March, the High Court granted a four-month interim bail to Khaleda Zia.

On 8 February last, the Dhaka Special Court-5 of convicted the BNP chief in the case. She was then sent to old central jail at Nazimuddin Road in the city.

The court read out a 632-page summarised version of the verdict on that day and it released the full 1174-page copy of the verdict on 19 February.