The High Court (HC) on Monday granted four-month interim bail for BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.
A bench consisting of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Shahid Karim passed the order.
Earlier HC deferred till 2pm on Sunday for passing necessary order regarding the bail petition of Khaleda Zia.
The trial court on February 8 sentenced Khaleda Zia to five-year imprisonment. It also sentenced other five accused, including Khaleda’s elder son and BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman, to 10-year imprisonment each.
The other accused are former lawmaker Kazi Salimul Haque Kamal, businessman Sharfuddin Ahmed, Dr Kamal Uddin Siddiqui, and Khaleda’s nephew Mominur Rahman.
The court also fined the convicts Taka 2.10 crore each for their role in the scam.