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Arrest warrant issued against Tarique in graft case

DHAKA, Jan 26, 2017 (BSS) - A Dhaka court today issued warrant to arrest BNP senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

"Judge Abu Ahmed Jamadar of Special Judge Court-3 issued the warrant as the accused failed to turn up before the court for placing statement in his defence," a court official said.

Meanwhile, advocate Sanaullah Miah, counsel for prime accused in the case BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia, filed a time plea as his client too refrained from appearing before the court today.

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the case against six, including Khaleda Zia and her eldest son, Tarique Rahman, on July 3, 2008, for embezzling Taka 2.10 crore from Zia Orphanage Trust.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)