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Graft Cases Against Khaleda

Judge transferred

The government yesterday transferred the judge, who had been dealing with two corruption cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and eight others, midway through the trial after she expressed no confidence in him. The BNP chief filed two no-confidence petitions with the High Court in October, seeking orders on the government to transfer the cases from the Special Judge Court-3 of Dhaka that had Judge Bashudev Roy as its head. Justice Bashudev has been transferred to the position of a special...

Graft Cases Against Khaleda

Defence foils hearing again

A prosecution witness in two corruption cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia failed to give his testimony in court for the third time yesterday due to clamour by the defence lawyers over rejection of four of their petitions. Harun-ur-Rashid, deputy director of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), also complainant of the Zia Orphanage and Zia Charitable trusts graft cases, appeared before the Special Judge Court-3 of Dhaka but the court was forced to adjourn recording his statement only 15 minutes later,...

Judge dealing Khaleda's graft cases transferred

Judge dealing Khaleda's graft cases transferred

The judge dealing the two graft cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and eight others has been transferred midway in the trial of the corruption cases. Judge Bashudev Roy, special judge-3 of Dhaka, has been transferred to the position of a special judge in Patuakhali. He will be replaced by Abu Ahmed Jomadar, a...

Khaleda denies meeting govt officials

Khaleda denies meeting govt officials

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today denied that any government officials met her saying intelligence agencies have provided the premier with wrong information as her time is running out. “You intelligence officials have provided you (Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina) with false information about the meeting as your time is about to end,” she said while...

BNP slams ACC chief for ‘political’ talks

BNP slams ACC chief for ‘political’ talks

BNP today criticised acting chief of Anti-Commission Commission (ACC) Shahabuddin for his “political” comments on the party’s Chairperson Khaleda Zia. “The ACC chief spoke like a political leader though he chairs a constitutional position. He has gone past his limit,” BNP acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir alleged in a press briefing at...

Chaos ploy working

Chaos ploy working

A Dhaka court yesterday was once again forced to adjourn the hearing in two graft cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and eight others due to chaos caused by defence lawyers.   The trial of Zia orphanage and Zia charitable trusts corruption cases is underway at the Special Judge Court-3. The same court was forced to adjourn on December 1 amid pandemonium.   Judge Basudev Roy yesterday recorded the statement of the complainant for half an hour and adjourned till December 17 the hearing on the two cases. It asked the former premier and four others, all on bail now, to appear before it on that day. If the situation were normal, the court...

‘Khaleda to give directives for anti-govt movement Dec 18’

‘Khaleda to give directives for anti-govt movement Dec 18’

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will give fresh directives for the anti- government movement during a convention in the capital on December 18. "The leadership of Ducsu [Dhaka University Central Students Union] of 1990 and the then Chhatra Oikya Parishad will hold a day long convention at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh the same way...

‘BNP doesn't need conspiracy to come to power’

‘BNP doesn't need conspiracy to come to power’

BNP does not need to resort to conspiracy to come to power, the party’s spokesperson said today asserting that it was rather the Awami League who is seasoned in this regard. Acting Secretary General of BNP Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s comments came in view of the allegation made by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that...

OFFICIALS’ MEETING WITH KHALEDA

Law will take its own course: PM

Law will take its own course: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the government will take action against the public servants who met with BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia last night violating service rules. “The law will take its own course,” said the premier at a press conference at her Gono Bhaban residence. She questioned as to why they met so late...

Democracy not safe yet: Khaleda

Democracy not safe yet: Khaleda

Accusing the government of shackling the nation with a one-party cruel rule, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today said democracy established in the country through the sacrifices of the blood of hundreds of martyrs is not safe yet. In a message, she said, “Our democracy has got stumbled again and again on its march forward…the democracy established at the blood of hundreds of martyrs is not yet out of danger.” Khaleda, also a former prime minister, issued the message on the occasion of Fall of Autocracy Day, commemorating military ruler HM Ershad’s bowing out in the face of a mass upheaval on December 6, 1990. She alleged that the true colour of the...

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