The High Court today cleared the way for lower court to continue the trials of Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust corruption cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.
It summarily rejected two writ petitions challenging legality of the appointment of trial court judge who framed charges against Khaleda and eight others in the cases.
In the petitions, the BNP chief had also prayed to the court for scarping the graft proceedings.
The HC bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque passed the order after hearing argument from the counsel of Khaleda, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam and Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan.
The ground on which the court issued the order could not be known as the copy of the order was not released today.
The writ petitions were filed against the appointment of the judge of Special Judge's Court-3 of Dhaka, Bashudev Roy, who on March 19 framed charges against Khaleda and eight others in the corruption cases.