SC to hear more on Khaleda Zia’s bail pleas
15 May 2018, 12:18
Dhaka: The Attorney General has appealed to the Appellate Division for holding more arguments on two leave-to-appeal petitions filed challenging BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s bail granted by the High Court in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.
Following his petition, the apex court fixed 11:00am Tuesday to hear the arguments.
When the four-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, sat around 9:50am, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam told the bench that he wants to place more arguments.
The Supreme Court will deliver its order on the two leave-to-appeal petitions after hearing the arguments.
Earlier on May 9, a four-member Appellate Division bench, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, fixed Tuesday for delivering the order after closing a two-day hearing on the two petitions.
On May 8, the SC adjourned until May 9 the hearing on the petitions filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission and the state against Khaleda Zia’s bail.
On March 19, the Appellate Division stayed Khaleda Zia’s bail until May 8 in the graft case in which she was convicted by the lower court.
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. She was then sent to old central jail at Nazimuddin Road in the city on February 8, last.
She secured four months’ bail from the High Court in the case on March 12.
On March 15, the ACC and the state filed two leave-to-appeal petitions before the Appellate Division challenging Khaleda Zia’s bail. Later, the Appellate Division stayed Khaleda Zia’s bail until May 8 in the case.