Khaleda to appear court today


BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is scheduled to appear before a court for hearing in Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage corruption cases filed against her.

She is expected to reach the makeshift court of Judge Abu Ahmed Jomadar of the Special Judge Court-3 of Bakshi bazaar around 11:00am on Thursday, her lawyer Sanaullah Mia said.
Earlier on January 5, the special court adjourned the hearing of Khaleda’s presentation of self defence and set the date for January 12.

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

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