Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Court to continue proceedings in absence of Khaleda
September 20th, 2018 at 9:27 pm
Court to continue proceedings in absence of Khaleda

Dhaka – A Dhaka court set up inside jail to try former Bangladeshi prime minister Khaleda Zia will continue proceedings in her absence as she wished not to turn up to the court to face a graft case.

Judge of the special court Md Akhtaruzzaman came up with the decision Thursday as Khaleda, also the chief of opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, in her earlier appearance stated that she was seriously ill.

Khaleda, who is alone in the abandoned jail, was convicted in another graft case and serving five years of imprisonment.

She is now being tried for Zia Charitable Trust case.

The makeshift court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing of the case until Thursday to decide whether it should continue its proceedings without the prime accused.

Khaleda did not appear in court Thursday as she reported sick.

On September 5, the BNP chief turned up to the courtroom on a wheelchair and expressed her anger over the government’s handling of the case.

She told the court that she would not get justice and the court may pass any verdict it wishes.