Khaleda Zia seeks bail in Zia Charitable Trust case
14 Nov 2019, 11:44
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia moved the Appellate Division on Thursday challenging a High Court order that had turned down her bail petition in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case.
Barrister Kaiser Kamal filed the petition on behalf of the former prime minister, the UNB reported.
The High Court bench of Justice Farid Ahmed and Justice ASM Abdul Mobin on Sept 11 rejected Khaleda’s bail petition in the case, in which she is serving a 10-year sentence.
Her bail petitions were turned down twice before – July 31 and Sept 3.
A special court jailed the BNP chief and three others for seven years in the corruption case on October 29 last year.
On August 8, 2011, the Anti-Corruption Commission filed the Zia Charitable Trust case with Tejgaon police against four people, including Khaleda. They were accused of abusing power in raising funds for the trust from unknown sources.
A special court jailed the BNP chief and three others for seven years in the corruption case on October 29 last year. Khaleda later moved the High Court which increased her sentence by three more years.
The former prime minister has been in prison since February 8 last year after she was sentenced to jail for five years in a separate corruption case.