HC asks to end Khaleda’s trial in 60 days
March 8th, 2017 at 1:40 pm
HC asks to end Khaleda’s trial in 60 days

Dhaka – The High Court on Wednesday asked trial court to complete the proceedings of a graft case filed against former Bangladeshi prime minister Khaleda Zia in 60 days, officials said.

The court passed the order after it transferred the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case to Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Special Judge’s Court.

Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Shahidul Karim ordered for the shifting of the case to Metropolitan Senior Special Judge’s Court from Special Judge’s Court-3 on a revision petition filed by Khaleda.

On receiving the HC order, the existing court will transfer the court to the newly assigned court, Khurshid Alam Khan, a lawyer of the Anti-Corruption Commission, said.

The commission may decide later whether any appeal against the order should be proceeded, added the counsel.

Khaleda Zia, also the chief of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, filed the petition challenging the order of the Special Judge’s Court-3 of Dhaka which rejected her no confidence petition.

The Anti-Corruption Commission filed a case in 2008 against six, including Khaleda and her eldest son Tarique Rahman, for allegedly misusing Tk 2.1 crore from the Zia Orphanage Trust fund.

Haris Chowdhury, Khaleda’s former political secretary, Ziaul Islam Munna, assistant private secretary of Haris, and Monirul Islam Khan, APS of former Dhaka City Corporation mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka also include in the case.