Bangladesh Supreme Court Upholds Former PM Khaleda Zia's Bail

Zia has challenged her conviction and the five-year jail term in the Orphanage Trust corruption case in the high court.

The High Court on Mar 12 granted an interim bail to Khaleda who was jailed on Feb 8 after a trial court convicted her.

After hearing arguments on Tuesday, the Appellate Division set Wednesday to deliver its order on the two petitions filed challenging Khaleda's bail granted by the High Court.

Bangladesh's former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, serving a five-year jail term in a corruption case, was on Wednesday granted bail by the country's Supreme Court, which upheld a high court order in her favour.

Earlier on Tuesday morning, the Attorney General appealed to the court for holding more arguments in the case.

A four-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, handed down the order.

They (Huda, Nasim, Helal and Tuku) had suffered in jail for more than one year and they were seriously ill and submitted medical certificates to the court, he said, adding that the allegations mentioned in the cases filed against them were different from the allegation brought against Khaleda in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case. "It would be easy to secure bail from the lower courts since the Appellate Division upheld the High Court's bail".

The ACC had filed the case with Ramna Police Station in July 2008, accusing the six of misappropriating over Tk 2.1 crore that came from a foreign bank as grants for orphans.

Zia has been in the old jailhouse on Nazimuddin Road, Dhaka after she was convicted in the case.

A special court had in February this year sentenced Khaleda Zia, her elder son Tarique Rahman and four others for embezzlement of funds meant for Zia Orphanage Trust.

Hearings on the appeal petitions filed by the state and the ACC were held on May 8 and 9. "And the days when the bail was stayed in the Appellate Division will be deducted from the four-month period".

(Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.)
 
Recommended

Florida man dies in e-cigarette explosion, police say
Since most e-cigarettes use lithium batteries, there is commonly known high risks associated with improper use of the electronics. Deputy fire marshal Steven Lawrence, who attended the incident told Fox6: "It's like having a small.firecracker in your hand".

Golf Program Receives Academic Honor
The University of Arkansas has earned a public recognition award in 12 of the 13 years since the program was initiated. A pair of University of Arizona sports teams have earned flawless scores in the latest NCAA Academic Progress Report.

Justify Draws 7th Position For Preakness
Unlike Justify, Good Magic and two other Kentucky Derby horses in the Preakness field, Quip was held for the Preakness. ET live on TSN5, which features the top three-year-old fillies as they compete in a mile and one-eighth race.

New Delhi dust storm wreaks havoc
The same predictions have been made for tomorrow at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. The police received almost 60 calls related to uprooted trees, fallen electricity polls and wall collapses across the region.

Potential school shooting stopped by armed resource officer
Seniors were inside the gym discussing details about their upcoming graduation when a 19-year-old former student started shooting. Lockdown has been lifted at the other schools in the city about 80 miles (130 kilometers) west of Chicago.

Government considers putting Great Northern under public control
He told the Commons that Stagecoach and Virgin have lost nearly £200m, but there had not been a loss to taxpayers "at this time". Under the changes , Stagecoach, which owns 90 per cent of the route, would step down three years early.

Razak Brimah's Mamelodi Sundowns To Host Barcelona In a Friendly Today
Ronaldinho was instrumental in the Barca victor too, as he laid a pass on for youth academy product Marc Crosas, who buried the ball.

Cent Gets Down with John Travolta 'Just a Lil Bit' in Cannes
John Travolta was caught on camera grooving along to 50 Cent's set onstage at a Cannes Film Festival party on Tuesday (15May18). John Travolta is nearly certainly going through something.

NAFTA Deal Won't Be Reached By Informal Deadline, According to Mexico
Irrespective of the May 17 date mentioned by Ryan, there was still time to ratify a new NAFTA this year, Smith added. Hanging over the talks is Trump's threat to impose steel and aluminum tariffs on its trade partners.

Neymar in for Russia World Cup
The Brazilian global is reportedly ready to call it quits at PSG after just one season, and could cost in excess of £200 million. Alternatively, Jose Mourinho could deploy Neymar in a more central, free role to bring the best out of his abilities.

HOOPS HOAX: Man, 25, allegedly posed as teen to play basketball
The 25-year-old was arrested last week and charged of tampering with government records and is now out on bond. He also began dating a 14-year-old classmate who thought he was 17.

Ramazan moon sighted, holy month to begin tomorrow
President Mamnoon said that the Holy Month of Ramadan teaches peace, brotherhood patience and perseverance. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi felicitated the Muslim world on the advent of Ramazan.

Yanny or Laurel? Soundbite sparks internet din
Now that the brain is primed to cut through the noise, you will probably be able to hear "The juice of lemons makes fine punch". The original poster, user RolandCamry, wrote that he got the clip from the dictionary.com listing for "laurel".

You'll soon hear 8 new voices in Amazon Alexa skills
More recently, Amazon launched the " Remember This " feature for Alexa, essentially giving the virtual assistant a memory. We'll select a subset of the skills that apply, and will provide more information to those selected.

BSNL Offers New Prepaid Recharge For Rs 118. Details Here
According to a report on telecom talk, the plan also offers 1GB 3G data, which is valid throughout the plan validity of 28 days. After recharging with Rs 118 plan, the BSNL signature caller tune will automatically get activated for free.


More News

News
More News