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Zia Trust graft case: Court fixes Wednesday for next hearing

  • Published at 04:58 pm January 23rd, 2018
  • Last updated at 10:13 pm January 23rd, 2018
Zia Trust graft case: Court fixes Wednesday for next hearing
A Dhaka court has fixed January 24 (Wednesday) for the next hearing of Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust graft case after recording the statements of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in this case on Tuesday. Earlier on Tuesday, the BNP Chairperson arrived in court to present her argument regarding Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust graft. Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman had fixed Tuesday as the date for her statement regarding the two cases at Dhaka Special Court-5 at Alia Madrasa premises in Bakshibazar. Khaleda Zia's lawyer Sanaullah Mia informed that she would appear in front of the special court as soon as it started. He also added that the court will continue its usual work from 2pm after the work break in honour of past lawyers and advocates. 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.