Khaleda gets bail for 4 months


PV Desk : The High Court on Monday (March 12) granted 4-month bail for BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, who was serving jail in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case since early February.

The HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Shahidul Karim passed the order, at noon.

Senior lawyer Joynul Abedin moved for Khaleda at the courtroom. Attorney General Mahbubey Alam moved for the state. Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik accompanied him. Lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan moved for Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

A Dhaka special court sentenced Khaleda to five years’ imprisonment on February 8. She was sent to jail on the same day.

Since then, leaders and activists of BNP have been staging protest programs against the conviction of their party chief.