ZIA ORPHANAGE TRUST CASE

Bailed Khaleda to be present at hearing

Court Correspondent | Published: 02:17, Jan 18,2018 | Updated: 17:25, Jan 18,2018

 
 

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia will appear before the court in Zia Orphanage Trust case, despite the court on Wednesday allowed bail to her.
Khaleda’s lawyer sought adjournment of the argument for Thursday, saying that Khaleda would not be able to appear before the court on the day as it was her mother’s death anniversary.
Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-5 judge Md Akhtaruzzaman, however,
granted bail to Khaleda rejecting the plea for adjournment.
Argument for the other accused would continue, the court ordered.
After the court order, Khaleda’s lawyer Taherul Islam Towhid said that Khaleda would appear before the court as the argument was not adjourned.
On Wednesday, Khaleda, also former prime minister, reached the court at makeshift court at Bakshibazar in Old Dhaka at about 11:15am.
The Anti-Corruption Commission filed the case in 2008 against six people, including Khaleda and her eldest son Tarique Rahman, for allegedly misusing Tk 2.1 crore from the trust’s fund.
Three years later, the commission accused Khaleda and three others of misappropriating Tk 3.15 crore from the Zia Charitable Trust fund.
Khaleda’s lawyer wrapped up arguments in the orphanage trust graft case on Tuesday. 

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