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Lawyers to meet Khaleda in jail this afternoon

Lawyers of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will meet the former prime minister, who was sentenced to five years imprisonment in a graft case, at the prison on Nazimuddin Road in Dhaka this afternoon.

A three-member lawyer delegation led by advocate Masududdin Ahmed Talukder will go to jail around 3:00pm and take her signatures on the Okalatnama (appointment of lawyers) for four cases filed with different police stations in Dhaka and Narail against her, Masududdin told That.

Khaleda landed in jail on February 8, after she was handed the five-year jail sentence for misappropriating a donation fund of the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

The Supreme Court is set to hear tomorrow four separate petitions filed in connection with a High Court order that granted bail to Khaleda in the graft case.

Two of the petitions were filed challenging the HC order that granted the bail and the two others for vacating the SC order that stayed the bail.

The government and the Anti-Corruption Commission on Thursday filed two separate leave-to-appeal petitions with the SC challenging the HC order that granted bail to Khaleda.

The Office of the Attorney General and the ACC both submitted the petitions that also sought extension of the SC order that stayed the bail order until Sunday.

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