The High Court on Wednesday extended the bail of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia until July 26 in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.
An HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order following a petition filed by Khaleda’s lawyers.
The court also adjourned the hearing until Sunday on the review petition filed by the BNP chief against a lower court verdict sentencing her to five years' imprisonment in the graft case.
Khaleda’s lawyers read out the depositions of eight prosecution witnesses before the bench.
Earlier on July 5, a petition was filed with the High Court seeking extension of its earlier order granting four-month interim bail to Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.
On March 12, the HC granted four-month bail to Khaleda in the case which expired on July 12.
On February 8, the Dhaka Special Court-5 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.