Zia Charitable graft case: Khaleda's bail extended again

BNP Chairperson Khaleda's Zia Orphanage Trust Corruption case full verdict released
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. File photo

A Dhaka court today extended the bail of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia until July 24 in Zia Charitable Trust graft case.

Judge Akhtaruzzaman of the Special Judge Court-5 passed the order after Khaleda's lawyer Sanaullah Mia submitted a petition seeking extension of the bail.

Earlier on July 10, the same court extended her bail till today in the graft case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission with Tejgaon police in August 2011 accusing Khaleda and three others of abusing power to raise funds for the trust from unknown sources.

The three other accused are Harris Chowdhury, political secretary of the then prime minister Khaleda between 2001 and 2006, Ziaul Islam Munna, assistant private secretary (APS) to Harris, and Monirul Islam Khan, APS to former Dhaka city mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka.

Khaleda is currently serving a five-year imprisonment in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.