Khaleda Zia's Corruption Case bail extended till September 5
11:15 AM, August 07, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:48 AM, August 07, 2018

Graft case: Khaleda's bail extended till Sept 5

A Dhaka court today extended the bail of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia until September 5 in Zia Charitable Trust graft case.

Judge (in-charge) Sheikh Nazmul Alam of Special Judge Court-5 passed the order after Khaleda's lawyer Ziauddin Zia submitted a petition seeking extension of her bail.

The same court on July 31 extended the bail of Khaleda until today (August 6).

The Anti-Corruption Commission filed the case with Tejgaon police in August 2011 accusing Khaleda and three others of abusing power to raise funds for the trust from unknown sources.

The three other accused are: Harris Chowdhury, political secretary of then prime minister Khaleda between 2001 and 2006, Ziaul Islam Munna, assistant private secretary (APS) to Harris, and Monirul Islam Khan, APS to former Dhaka city mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka. 

Of them, Harris is on the run, while Munna and Monirul are now on bail.

Khaleda, accused in more than 34 cases, is currently serving a five-year prison term in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

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