Hearing on Khaleda’s appeal today

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22 February, 2018 09:26 AM

Hearing on Khaleda’s appeal today

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The High Court is set to hear the appeal filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia challenging her conviction in the Zia Orphanage Trust case today.

An HC bench comprising of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Shahidul Karim fixed the date on Tuesday after the appeal was placed before it.

The 1174-page certified copy of the verdict against the BNP chief was released on Tuesday. 

Khaleda's lawyers will also file a petition with the court seeking her bail.

Of the total pages, the court read out a 632-page summarised version of the verdict on February 8.

A special court convicted the former prime minister in the graft case and handed down five years' imprisonment to her. 

She has been serving the jail sentence.