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SC extends time till Oct to dispose Khaleda’s appeal

Published : Tuesday, 31 July, 2018 at 10:18 AM Count : 255

The Appellate Division on Tuesday extended time till October 31 for the High Court to dispose of an appeal filed by BNP chief Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

A four-member bench of the SC bench, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, came up with the order, Khaleda's lawyer Barrister AKM Ehsanur Rahmansaid.

Earlier on May 16, the SC ordered the HC to dispose of Khaleda's appeal challenging the lower court's verdict in the case by July 31.

Later, Khaleda's lawyer filed a review petition on June 25 saying that the hearing on the petition would not be finished by this time, UNB reports.

On July 12, the Supreme Court kept the petition stand over till July 31.

Later, Khaleda's lawyer again placed it before the court on July 29.

The SC on Monday fixed today to pass an order on the petitions.

On February 8, the Dhaka Special Court-5 convicted the former Prime Minister and BNP chairperson and sentenced her to five years' imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

She was then sent to old central jail at Nazimuddin Road in the city.

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