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Tight security at old Dhaka central jail ahead of Khaleda’s trial

  • Published at 02:21 pm September 5th, 2018
File photo of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Khaleda has been in jail since February after being convicted in another graft case

Security has been ratcheted up in and around the Old Dhaka Central Jail where a temporary court has been set up to try BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case.

A gazette notification was issued by the Law Ministry on Tuesday, mentioning that the court had been moved for security reasons.

Additional policemen have been deployed in the area since Wednesday morning; and the number of regular jail guards has been increased, said Kamal Hossain, additional deputy commissioner of Chawkbazar zone—reports UNB.

Former prime minister Khaleda has been in jail since February after she was sentenced to five years imprisonment for corruption in the Zia Orphanage Trust case.

The hearing for the Zia Charitable Trust case was held on February 1.

On August 8, 2011, the Anti-Corruption Commission filed the case with Tejgaon police. Four people, including Khaleda, were accused of abusing power by raising funds from unknown sources for the trust.