The Law Ministry has shifted 16 cases filed against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to the makeshift court at Bakshibazar in Old Dhaka.
The ministry issued three gazette notifications in this regard on Monday.
Speaking to reporters at the secretariat, Law Minster Anisul Huq said the cases against Khaleda Zia were shifted to a single court due to security concerns and not for any political reasons.
"Every time Khaleda Zia appears before the court for hearings, she brings around 300-400 people with her. Considering security measures, the ministry has taken the decision to hold the trial proceedings of 16 cases in one single court," he said.
The minister added that the transfer of the cases was not put through to speed up trial proceedings, and the hearings would continue with due process.
Before addressing the press, the law minister had held a meeting with London Tower Hamlet speaker Sabina Akthar seeking the repatriation of convicted killers of intellectuals during the 1971 Liberation War.
Regarding the matter, Anisul Huq said he hoped the United Kingdom would return convicted war criminals Chowdhury Moinuddin and Ashrafuzzaman.