BNP seeks Dr Kamal's legal advice on Khaleda's bail

BNP seeks Dr Kamal’s legal advice on Khaleda’s bail


Dhaka, Feb 27 – Eminent lawyer Dr Kamal Hossain will provide legal advice to the lawyers of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to ensure her bail in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case, said BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday.Fakhrul was talking to reporters after a BNP delegation, led by him, met Dr Kamal at his Motijheel chamber.
“We handed over a copy of the judgment to him and sought his legal opinion. He told us he’ll provide the legal advice after going through the verdict,” the BNP leader said.
On February 8 last, the Dhaka Special Court-5 convicted Khaleda, a 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.
The BNP chief filed two petitions with the High Court – one challenging the sentence and the other seeking bail in the case.
However, the HC on Sunday said it would pass an order on her bail petition upon receiving all the documents relating to the judgment from the lower court.
The HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Shahidul Karim kept the order pending as the HC was yet to receive the verdict documents.
On Thursday last, the HC asked the lower court to submit all the relevant documents within 15 days. – UNB


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