The High Court on Tuesday (Sep 28) extended the bail of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia by one year in five separate cases.
The HC bench of Justice Muhammad Abdul Hafiz and Justice Mohammad Ali issued the order in three defamation cases filed in Dhaka and the one in Narail.
Another High Court Bench of Justice A K M Asaduzzaman and Justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akondo extended Khaleda Zia's bail in the Cumilla case.
Barrister Kaiser Kamal, accompanied by other BNP lawyers, stood for Khaleda Zia.
The 76-year-old former prime minister had served 25 months out of 17 years of prison sentences in two graft cases, involving Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust, before she was released from jail.
Considering her age and on humanitarian grounds amid the Covid-19 epidemic, the BNP chief was temporarily released from jail on March 25 last year following an executive order of the government suspending her jail sentences.
BDST: 1514 HRS, SEP 28, 2021