first_imgBNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. File PhotoThe Supreme Court will deliver its judgment on Tuesday on the 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.A four-member Appellate Division bench led by chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain set the date after closing the law point arguments on Wednesday, reports UNB.Earlier on Tuesday, the SC adjourned for Wednesday the hearing on two leave-to-appeal petitions.On 19 March, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court stayed Khaleda Zia’s bail until 8 May in the graft case in which she was convicted by the lower court and sent to jail.The SC also allowed the state and the ACC to file petitions against the HC order that granted bail to Khaleda.On 8 February, the Dhaka special court-5 convicted the former prime minister and Bangladesh Nationalist Party 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.She secured four months’ bail from the High Court in the case on 12 March.On 15 March, 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 8 May in the case.Meanwhile, Khaleda Zia asked her lawyers to bring the matter of her ‘serious illness’ to the notice of the Supreme Court during the hearing on her bail in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case as they went to meet her on 5 May.last_img

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