Khaleda’s bail in graft case extended till May 1

Dhaka, Friday   21 June 2019

Khaleda’s bail in graft case extended till May 10

 Staff Correspondent Daily-Bangladesh

 Published: 05:45 PM, 22 April 2018  

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A court here on Sunday again extended the bail hearing until May 10 of the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case filed against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia.

Judge Md Akhteruzzaman of the Special Judge Court-5 passed the order as the BNP chief was not produced before the court from jail due to the health condition.

The court also fixed May 10 for the next hearing on the case.

Earlier on April 5, the court extended the bail of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case until April 22 (today).

On March 28, the same court extended until April 5 the bail of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the graft case.

On March 13, the court had ordered the jail authorities to produce Khaleda Zia before it on March 28 and 29 for hearing.

On August 8, 2011, the Anti-Corruption Commission filed the Zia Charitable Trust graft case with Tejgaon Police Station accusing four people, including Khaleda Zia, of abusing power in raising funds for the trust from unknown sources.

On February 8, The Dhaka 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. Later, she was sent to old central jail at Nazimuddin Road in the city.

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