Appellate Division rejects Begum Zia’s bail petition

News Desk
12 December 2019, Thu
Published: 03:30 Updated: 06:14

Appellate Division rejects Begum Zia’s bail petition

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Thursday has rejected the bail petition of BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case.

The six-member Appellate bench, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, passed the order after hearing the petition.

“The petition is dismissed,” the court announced.

On December 5, the top court deferred the hearing until December 12 and asked the medical board formed to treat Begum Khaleda Zia to submit a report on her health condition.

The bench, led by the Chief Justice, has passed the order after Attorney General Mahbubey Alam sought time to file the report.

On November 28, the bench deferred the hearing on the bail petition until December 5. It also asked the medical board to submit a health report before the court on December 5.