Charitable Trust: SC to hear Khaleda bail plea on Nov 25

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 17:36, Nov 17, 2019 | Updated : 17:49, Nov 17, 2019

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief Begum Khaleda Zia. REUTERS/File PhotoThe Appellate Division's full bench will hear BNP chief Khaleda Zia's petition seeking bail in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case on Nov 25.
On Sunday (Nov 17), Supreme Court's chamber judge Justice Md Nuruzzaman set the date after the former prime minister's counsels moved against a court order that scrapped bail.
Advocate Zainul Abedin represented Khaleda while Khurshid Alam argued for the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and Attorney General Mahbubey Alam stood for the state.
Earlier, Khaleda has moved the Appellate Division challenging a High Court order that scrapped her bail plea in the Charitable Trust graft case.
Khaleda’s counsel Advocate Sagir Hossain filed the petition on Thursday (Nov 14).
On Jul 31, the High Court bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice SM Kuddus Zaman scrapped her petition.
On Oct 5, 2018, the Dhaka Special Judge Court-5 sentenced the three-time prime minister to seven years in prison.