Khaleda’s bail plea rejected

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Zia Charitable Trust corruption case

Khaleda’s bail plea rejected

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 04:15 PM, 27 February 2020   Updated: 04:27 PM, 27 February 2020

Khaleda Zia

Khaleda Zia

The High Court rejected the bail petition of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case. 

The HC bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice AKM Zahirul Huq turned passed the rejection order on Thursday afternoon.

Senior lawyers Zainul Abedin, Khandaker Mahbub Hossain, Barrister Moudud Ahmed, and AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon stood for the bail petition in the court. They were accompanied by Advocate Sagir Hossain Leon, Md. Masud Rana, Barrister AKM Ehsanur Rahman. 

Advocate Md Khurshid Alam Khan represented the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) while Deputy Attorney General Sarwar Hossain Bappi stood for the state. 

Earlier on February 18, Khaleda Zia filed a fresh petition for bail with the High Court, citing illness.

On July 31 in 2019, a High Court bench rejected Khaleda's bail petition in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case. Later on November 14, her lawyers again filed a fresh bail petition. 

A special court in Dhaka on October 29, 2018, found Khaleda guilty in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case - in absentia - and sentenced her to seven years of rigorous imprisonment.