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Thu, Dec 12, 2019 1:01

SC rejects Khaleda Zia’s bail

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The top court has denied bail to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case.

The top court has denied bail to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case.

A six-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud on Thursday rejected her appeal against a High Court order that turned down her bail plea in the case.

The court ordered the authorities to swiftly take measures to ensure that Khaleda gets 'advanced treatment' in line with the recommendations of her medical board at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, provided the former prime minister consents to it.

Reacting to the decision, Khaleda's lawyer Khondoker Mahbub Hossain said, "We've fought a legal battle for her bail. It is unprecedented for a court to refuse bail in a case involving a seven-year sentence. This is a scandalous incident."