ACC files leave to appeal against Khaleda Zia’s bail

ACC files leave to appeal against Khaleda Zia’s bail

Dhaka, Mar 15 (Just News): The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today filed a leave-to-appeal petition with the Supreme Court against BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia’s bail order in Zia Orphanage Trust case.

The ACC in the petition prayed to the Supreme Court to extend its stay order on Khaleda Zia’s bail.

Citing from the petition, ACC Lawyer Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan said that Khaleda Zia did not submit any medical certificate in support of her claim that she has been suffering from various diseases.

The ACC lawyer also said, Khaleda Zia was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment in the case which is not a short sentence and she cannot be granted bail on this ground.

The SC may hold hearing on the leave-to-appeal petition on next Sunday, the lawyer added.

The HC last Monday granted 4 months’ bail to Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust case in which she was convicted and sentenced to five years’ imprisonment. She was given bail on four grounds: a short sentencing of five years, health condition, her facing trial proceedings and that the case records have reached the High Court.

Following two separate petitions filed by the ACC and the government the SC on March 14 stayed the HC order of bail till Sunday. The apex court also asked the ACC and government to file separate leave-to-appeal petitions with this court against the HC order by Sunday.