DHAKA, March 8, 2017 (BSS) - The High Court (HC) today transferred the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case against BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and five others, to Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Special Judge's Court and ordered it to complete the trial within 60 days.
A high Court division bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and
Justice Shahidul Karim passed the order after holding hearing on Khaleda's plea on March 5.
The BNP chief filed the petition on February 8, expressing no confidence on the Special Judge Court-3, which was holding the trial of the case alongside another graft case against Khaleda.
Meanwhile, the same bench of the High Court today concluded hearing on a plea of Khaleda Zia for holding hearing of a part of the graft case afresh. The court will pass order on the matter tomorrow.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on July 3, 2008, filed the Zia
Orphanage Trust graft case with Ramna Police Station, accusing Khaleda, her son Tarique Rahman and four others for embezzlement of over Taka 2.10 crore brought from abroad and meant to be spent for the orphans.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)