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Zia Charitable Trust case: Khaleda’s bail extended again

  • Published at 11:23 am August 7th, 2018
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File photo of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Khaleda's bail has been extended several times in this case

A Dhaka court has extended the bail of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia until September 5 in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case.

Acting Judge Sheikh Nazmul Alam passed the order on Tuesday as Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman of the Dhaka Special Judge Court 5 was on leave.

Earlier on July 31, the court of Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman extended the bail of the BNP chief till August 7 (today), reports the UNB.

So far, Khaleda's bail has been extended several times in this case.

In August 2011, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the case with Tejgaon police station accusing Khaleda and three others of abusing their power to raise funds for the trust from unknown sources.

The other three accused are Harris Chowdhury, political secretary of then Prime Minister Khaleda, Ziaul Islam Munna, assistant private secretary to Harris, and Monirul Islam Khan, APS to former Dhaka city mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka.

The same court on February 8 sentenced Khaleda to five years imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. Khaleda, accused in over 34 cases, is currently serving the jail term at old Dhaka Central Jail in Nazimuddin road.