Lawyers of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia have filed an appeal with the High Court challenging her sentence in the Zia Orphanage Trust case.
Barrister Kaiser Kamal, law affairs secretary of BNP, said they filed the appeal around 3:30 pm on Tuesday with the High Court against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia's sentence in the graft case.
After receiving the 1174-page certified copy of Khaleda's verdict, BNP standing committee member and Khaleda's one of the counsels Moudud Ahmed said they will try to file the appeal and seek bail for her as early as possible.
On February 8 last, the court read out a 632-page summarised version of the verdict.
On February 8, the special court convicted the 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.