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B'desh SC grants bail to ex-PM Khaleda Zia in graft case: media

Press Trust of India  |  Dhaka 

Bangladesh's former was today granted bail by the country's in a graft case, according to a media report.

The Bangladesh's apex court has upheld the High Court's March bail order for the 72-year-old Zia, also the of the main opposition party Nationalist Party (BNP), bbdnews24 reported.

The will now resolve by July 31 Zia's appeal that sought to overturn her conviction and a five-year jail term in the Orphanage Trust case, it said.

The was jailed for five years on February 8 over the embezzlement of 21 million taka (about USD 250,000) in foreign donations meant for the Orphanage Trust, named after her husband late Ziaur Rahman, a

The had on March 12 granted an interim bail to Zia.

Later, the and the challenged the order, taking their appeals to the

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 09:30 IST