Dhaka: The High Court here on Tuesday increased Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief Khaleda Zia's jail term to 10 years from five years in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.
Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman came up with decision after the Anti-Corruption Commission filed a petition seeking the extension of her jail term to life term. The HC also rejected Khaleda's lawyers' petition for her acquittal in an appeal.
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On February 8, Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman jailed the former Prime Minister for five years imprisonment and her son Tarique Rahman and four others for 10 years.(UNI)