Security around Supreme Court beefed up

Dhaka, Tuesday   31 March 2020

Akash

Security around Supreme Court beefed up

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 11:32 AM, 23 February 2020   Updated: 03:32 PM, 23 February 2020

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Security measures have been beefed up in and around the Supreme Court on Sunday ahead of the hearing of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's bail appeal in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case. Law enforcers presence has been increased at the entrance to the apex court. They are checking the identity cards of everyone entering the court premises.

According to court sources, the High Court's cause list for today shows the bail petition as item number 1 to be heard. A High Court bench comprising Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice AKM Zahirul Huq is scheduled to hear the bail petition.

Mentioning that the BNP chairperson is seriously ill and she needs advanced treatment, Khaleda Zia filed the bail petition with the High Court through her lawyer. Later on Wednesday, the High Court set February 23 to hear the bail plea after Khaleda's lawyer Khondokar Mahbub Hossain presented the petition in court.

Earlier on December 12 last year, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court rejected the bail petition of Khaleda Zia in the same case. 

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