Hearing on Khaleda’s appeal Thursday

21 February, 2018 10:40:00

The High Court is set to hear on Thursday an appeal filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia challenging her sentence in the Zia Orphanage Trust case.

An HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Shahidul Karim fixed the date on Tuesday after the appeal was placed before it.

Earlier on Tuesday, lawyers of the BNP chairperson filed the appeal with the High Court challenging her sentence in the Zia Orphanage Trust. UNB.

They would also file a petition with the High Court on Thursday seeking Khaleda's bail.

After receiving the 1174-page certified copy of Khaleda's verdict, BNP standing committee member and one of Khaleda's counsels Moudud Ahmed said they would try to file the appeal and seek bail for her as early as possible.

On February 8 last, the court read out a 632-page summarised version of the verdict.

On February 8, the special court 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.

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