Orphanage case: Khaleda Zia’s bail extended until Aug 13

Dhaka: The High Court on Wednesday extended until August 13 the bail of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

An HC bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order following a petition filed by Khaleda’s lawyers.

The HC also adjourned the hearing of the case till Thursday.

Earlier on July 31, the High Court on extended bail of the BNP chief until August 8 in the graft case.

Earlier on July 25, the High Court extended her bail until July 31 in the case.

On July 5, a petition was filed with the High Court seeking an extension of its earlier order granting a four-month interim bail to Khaleda Zia in the graft case.

On March 12, the HC granted a four-month bail to her in the case which expired on July 12.

On February 8, Dhaka Special Court-5 convicted the former prime minister and BNP 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.