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Zia Orphanage Trust

Khaleda skips graft case proceedings

A Dhaka court yesterday recorded statement of the complainant in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case, rejecting adjournment petitions of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, the prime accused in the case. Earlier in the day, the court rejected four pleas of Khaleda's counsel seeking adjournment to record statement in the two graft cases but exempted the former prime minister from appearing before it. Judge Abu Ahmed Jamadar of Special Judge Court-3, setup on the premises of Alia Madrasa in the capital's Bakshibazar,...

Govt railroading Khaleda's graft trial

BNP yesterday accused the government of railroading the Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust graft trial against BNP chief Khaleda Zia with an ulterior motive and feared that she would not get justice. The party threatened to take to the street alongside the battle in court if the "false and politically motivated" cases are not withdrawn immediately. “The two cases were filed to humiliate our leader and keep her away from politics,” Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, BNP's acting secretary general,...

Zia Orphanage Graft Case

SC clears way for Khaleda's trial

SC clears way for Khaleda's trial

The Supreme Court yesterday cleared the way for a lower court to continue the trial proceedings against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case.  Khaleda had filed appeals with the Appellate Division, challenging two High Court decisions -- one to accept charges against the seven accused, including the opposition chief and...

Graft Case

SC continues hearing Khaleda's appeal

The Supreme Court yesterday continued hearing for the second day an appeal filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia regarding the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case. The appeal was filed in 2012 against a High Court verdict that rejected a petition of Khaleda challenging a lower court order, which accepted charges against her in the case. The SC fixed today for further hearing on the appeal. It also fixed today for hearing two other appeals filed by the BNP chief over the...

Khaleda’s graft case appeal: SC re-fixes date for early hearing

Khaleda’s graft case appeal: SC re-fixes date for early hearing

The Supreme Court today fixed November 6 for hearing the appeal against a High Court verdict that had rejected a petition of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia challenging charge framing order against her and eight others in Zia Orphanage Trust Corruption case. A five-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Md Muzammel...

'Security Reasons'

Khaleda skips hearing in Zia Trust case

Citing security reasons, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday again skipped a Dhaka court's hearing in Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases filed against her. The BNP chief also did not appear before the court mentioning the same reason on September 22. Khaleda turned up in the court for the last time on September 17. Bashudev Roy of the Special Judge's Court-3 of Dhaka yesterday adjourned recording statements of the prosecution witnesses till October 26 after Khaleda's lawyers...

CHALLENGING JUDGE'S APPOINTMENT

Order on Khaleda's plea Sept 14

Order on Khaleda's plea Sept 14

The Supreme Court today fixed September 14 for passing an order on two appeals filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia challenging the appointment of a lower court judge, who framed charges against her in two corruption cases. On March 19, Judge Basudev Roy of the Special Judge Court-3 framed charges against Khaleda and eight...

GRAFT CASES

Khaleda asked to face trial court again Sep 10

Khaleda asked to face trial court again Sep 10

A Dhaka court today fixed September 10 for recording deposition of the complainant in connection with Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases. BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, who was present at the courtroom today, has been asked to appear before the court on that day. The former premier appeared before the Special Judge...

Hearing on Khaleda’s graft cases deferred

Hearing on Khaleda’s graft cases deferred

A Dhaka court today deferred until September 3 the hearing on Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases. Judge Basudev Roy of the Special Judge Court-3 passed the order after Taherul Islam Towhid, a counsel for Khaleda, submitted two separate petitions seeking adjournment of the hearing in the cases. In the petitions, the defence lawyer said the Supreme Court fixed September 1 as the next date of hearings on four appeals filed by Khaleda with the Appellate Division seeking a stay on a High Court. On April 23, an HC bench scrapped two petitions, in which the former prime minister had challenged the charge framing against her in the cases. Later...

2 Graft Cases

Khaleda goes to SC against HC ruling

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday filed four writ petitions with the Supreme Court challenging recent High Court verdicts that cleared the way for a lower court to continue trial proceedings against her in Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases. The trial court is set to record statements of the prosecution witnesses in the cases filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).    On April 23, an HC bench scrapped two petitions, in which the former prime minister had challenged...

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