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Corruption Cases

Trial Court Judge

Khaleda expresses no-confidence

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has expressed no-confidence in another judge who has held two hearings in two corruption cases against her. The judge, Abu Ahmed Jamadar, of the Special Judge Court-3 of Dhaka, is holding the trial of the Zia Orphanage and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases filed against Khaleda and eight others. Jamadar, appointed as a new judge at the court on December 18 last year, held the two hearings on December 24 and January 7. Khaleda's lawyer AM Mahbub Uddin...

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...

HC clears way for graft trial of Khaleda

HC clears way for graft trial of Khaleda

The High Court yesterday cleared the way for a lower court to continue trial proceedings against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and eight others in Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases. Meanwhile, the lower court yesterday fixed July 9 for recording statements from the prosecution witnesses of the cases filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).   The HC also summarily rejected two separate writ petitions filed by Khaleda challenging the legality of appointment of the trial court judge, who framed charges against her and eight others in the cases. In the petitions, the BNP chief prayed to the HC for scrapping the indictment order issued against her and the proceedings...

Khaleda’s graft trials to continue

Khaleda’s graft trials to continue

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...

Overseas employment secretary denied bail in 3 graft cases

A High Court bench today refused to hear bail petitions of expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment Secretary Khondaker Showkat Hossain in three corruption cases. Justice Md Rezaul Haque and Justice Gobinda Chandra Tagore returned the petitions saying they cannot hold hearing on his bail due to their personal difficulties. Defence counsel Shiekh Golam Hafiz told The Daily Star that the law enforcers can arrest his client in the cases at any time as he did not get bail. The lawyer also said...

ZIA ORPHANAGE, CHARITABLE TRUST GRAFT CASES

Order on Khaleda's petition Sunday

Order on Khaleda's petition Sunday

The High Court will deliver Sunday its order on BNP chief Khaleda Zia's petition challenging her indictment in Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust corruption cases. Before passing its ruling, the court will hear arguments on the petitions on the same day. An HC bench fixed the date today after arguments by Moudud Ahmed,...

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