The Anti-Corruption Commission on June 24 will pray to the High Court Division for early hearing of former prime minister and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s appeal seeking setting aside a trial court verdict that jailed her for five years in the Zia Orphanage Trust case.
ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan told New Age he would pray to a bench led by Justice M Enayetur Rahim to dispose of Khaleda Zia’s appeal by July 31 as directed by the Appellate Division on May 16.
The Appellate Division gave the directive upholding her four months’ bail granted by the High Court Division in the Zia Orphanage Trust case.
But the jail authorities did not release Khaleda Zia as she was shown arrested in the two other cases, one for burning a bus at Chouddagram during the non-stop blockade of roads and highways in 2015 and the other alleges she had abetted burning a covered van during the same blockade at Chouddagram.
Khaleda was granted six months’ ad-interim bail by the High Court Division in the cases relating to bus and covered van burning.
The Appellate Division stayed her bails and set June 24 for hearing government’s appeal opposing her bails.
Her bail petitions in four other cases await hearing by separate courts in the capital as well as at Comilla and Narail.
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