Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia moved the Appellate Division on Thursday challenging a High Court order that had turned down her bail petition in the Zia Charitable Trust case.
Barrister Kaiser Kamal filed the petition on behalf of the former prime minister.
The HC bench of justice Farid Ahmed and justice ASM Abdul Mobin on September 11 rejected Khaleda Zia’s bail petition in the case, in which she is presently serving a 10-year sentence.
Her bail petitions were turned down twice before — on July 31 and on September 3.
A special court jailed the BNP chief and three others for seven years in the case on October 29, 2018.
On August 8, 2011, the Anti-Corruption Commission filed the Zia Charitable Trust case with Tejgaon police against four people, including Khaleda Zia.
They were accused of abusing power in raising funds for the trust from unknown sources.
A special court jailed the BNP chief and three others for seven years in the corruption case on October 29 last year. Khaleda Zia later moved the HC which increased her sentence by three more years.
The former prime minister has been in prison since February 8 last year after she was sentenced to jail for five years in a separate case.