Zia Orphanage Graft Case: Khaleda’s jail term raised to 10 years

October 31, 2018   The Daily Star

Zia Orphanage Graft Case: Khaleda’s jail term raised to 10 years

BNP chief loses another court battle as HC delivers verdict accepting ACC plea for revision; her polls participation uncertain

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia lost another legal battle yesterday, as the High Court doubled her five-year jail term, handed down by a lower court in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

The former prime minister landed in jail on February 8 after being sentenced by a special court that day.

She challenged the verdict on February 20 with the HC, seeking acquittal. Weeks later, the Anti-Corruption Commission, which filed the case in 2008, filed a revision petition with the HC, seeking enhancement of her punishment.

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