Khaleda Zia to appear before court Thursday

Khaleda Zia to appear before court Thursday

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Khaleda Zia will appear before a Dhaka court on Thursday to attend the hearing in Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases.


Khaleda Zia’s counsel Advocate Sanaullah Miah confirmed the matter to the media.


On August 8, 2011, the ACC filed the Zia Charitable Trust graft case with Tejgaon Police Station accusing four people, including Khaleda Zia, of abusing power in raising funds for the trust from unknown sources.


ACC deputy director Harunur Rashid, also an investigation officer of the case, pressed charges against the accused on January 16, 2012.


Besides, the ACC filed the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on July 3, 2008 with Ramna Police Station accusing Khaleda Zia, her eldest son Tarique Rahman, now living in the UK after securing bail, and four others for misappropriating over Tk 2.10 crore which came as grants from a foreign bank for orphans.


On August 5, 2010, Harunur Rashid submitted a charge-sheet to the court in the case against six people, including BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia.