The High Court (HC) yesterday set April 30 for hearing an appeal filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, challenging a lower court verdict that convicted and sentenced her to seven years’ imprisonment in Zia Charitable Trust graft case.
A total of 24 grounds have been included in the appeal under which the HC may consider her prayers.
The bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice SM Kuddus Zaman set the date after her lawyers placed the appeal for fixing a date of hearing.
Advocate Zainul Abedin, Barrister Kayser Kamal and Barrister AKM Ehsanur Rahman appeared for Khaleda.
HC may hold a hearing on the admission of the appeal on April 30, Kayser Kamal told The Daily Star.
If the court accepts the appeal, it may set another date for a further hearing, the lawyer added.