SC upholds Khaleda bail

MNA National Desk: The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the High Court order that granted bail to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

A four-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, handed down the order, reported news agency.

On 15 March, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the state filed two separate leave-to-appeal petitions before the apex court challenging the Khaleda Zia’s bail order by the High Court.

On 8 February this year, the Dhaka Special Court-5 convicted the former prime minister and sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in the graft case.