High Court to hear Khaleda Zia’s bail petition on February 23
12:20 PM, February 19, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:10 PM, February 19, 2020

HC to hear Khaleda’s bail petition on Feb 23

The High Court today set February 23 for holding hearing on the bail petition filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case.

The bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice AKM Zahirul Huq set the date after Khaleda's lawyers requested it for holding the hearing today.

Before setting the date, the judges said the same bench had earlier rejected a bail petition from Khaleda in the same case and the Appellate Division also upheld the rejection order.

Why similar bail petition has been brought before it, the court asked.

In reply, Khaleda's lawyers Khandakar Mahbub Hossain and Advocate Zainul Abedin told the court that their client has right to move the bail petition before it multiple times.

The court then set the date for hearing the petition. 

Khaleda yesterday sought bail from the High Court on health grounds. She wants to go abroad for advanced medical treatment.

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