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HC to decide on Khaleda's bail Sunday

DHAKA, March 8, 2018 (BSS) - The High Court (HC) today set Sunday for passing its order on a bail plea submitted for BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia, who is in jail after been convicted in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

A High Court division bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Shahidul Karim passed the order as the defence brought the matter to court's attention.

The High Court on February 22 asked Dhaka Special Judge Court-5, which convicted Khaleda Zia and five others in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case, to send the case documents within 15 days.

The trial court on February 8 sentenced Khaleda Zia to five-year imprisonment in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

It also sentenced other five accused, including Khaleda's elder son and BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman, to 10-year imprisonment each.

The other accused are former lawmaker Kazi Salimul Haque Kamal, businessman Sharfuddin Ahmed, Dr Kamal Uddin Siddiqui, and Khaleda's nephew Mominur Rahman.

The court also fined the convicts Taka 2.10 crore each for their role in the scam.

Khaleda is now in old Dhaka Central Jail located in capital's Nazimuddin Road.