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B'desh SC grants bail to ex-PM Zia in graft case

B'desh SC grants bail to ex-PM Zia in graft case”

The government had appealed a March verdict by the High Court granting her bail for four months. Zia has been serving a five-year jail term.

According to the latest order by the top court, the High Court will now resolve by July 31 Khaleda's appeal that sought to overturn her conviction and a five-year jail term in the Zia Orphanage Trust case.

A four member bench headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain heard her bail plea.

Bangladesh law says anyone imprisoned for more than two years can not run for office for the next five years, but Law Minister Anisul Huq had said the final decision rests with the higher courts.

ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan said they must take steps to settle the BNp chief's petition against her conviction in the case by July 31 as per the Appellate Division's direction.

"We expect to secure her bail in the pending cases as well", her lawyer Joynal Abedin said.

He said Khaleda was shown arrested in the cases filed with different police stations in Cumilla, Dhaka, Narail and Panchagarh.

Judge Kamrul Hossain Mollah of the Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court passed the order after Khaleda's lawyer submitted 11 petitions seeking adjournment of hearings of the cases.

On March 19, the Appellate Division stayed Khaleda's bail until May 8 in the graft case in which she was convicted by the lower court.

The Appellate Division also asked the state, ACC and the defence to submit the concise statements on their respective appeals in the case within two weeks and set May 8 for holding hearing in the matter.

It was not immediately clear, however, when Zia would be released from the special prison in Dhaka where she is the only inmate.

Zia was sentenced to five years in jail on February 8 by a lower court in connection with the embezzlement of 21 million taka (about Dollars 250,000) in foreign donations meant for the Zia Orphanage Trust, named after her husband late Ziaur Rahman, a military ruler-turned-politician, during her 2001-2006 premiership.



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