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Khaleda Zia appears before court in graft cases

  • Published at 12:04 pm December 26th, 2017
  • Last updated at 12:04 pm December 26th, 2017
Khaleda Zia appears before court in graft cases
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has appeared before a Dhaka court in the Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases. A vehicle carrying the former prime minister arrived at the court premises around 11:24am on Tuesday. Khaleda’s lawyer Abdur Razzak Khan is presenting his argument in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case before Judge Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman of Dhaka Fifth Special Judge Court.
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The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the case in 2008 against six people, including Khaleda and her eldest son Tarique Rahman, for allegedly misusing Tk2.1 crore from the funds of the Zia Orphanage Trust. In addition, in 2011, the ACC accused the BNP chief and three others of misappropriating Tk3.15 crore from the Zia Charitable Trust Fund.