Khaleda Zia to surrender before court today

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5 December, 2017 09:09 AM

Khaleda Zia to surrender before court today

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will surrender before a special court on Tuesday (today) and seek bail in Zia Orphanage and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases.

Khaleda will surrender before the special court of Judge Akhtaruzzam at the Bokshibazar Alia Madrasha ground in the capital, said Sanaullah Mia, one of the lawyers of Khaleda.

Earlier on November 30, two separate arrest warrants have been issued against the BNP chief in two graft cases.

Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman issued the arrest warrants, rejecting a time petition filed by Khaleda's lawyers.

Her bail period expired on November 30 and she could not appear before the court due to the eight-hour hartal enforced by the left-leaning parties.

The court also fixed December 5, 6 and 7 for hearing arguments in the case.

Earlier, the BNP chief faced arrest warrants in the cases as well and on October 19, she got bail in both cases upon a bond of Tk 1 lakh.

The court also asked BNP Chairperson to take its permission before leaving the country on any ground.

The Anti-Corruption Commission filed the case on July 3, 2008, accusing Khaleda, her elder son Tarique Rahman and four others for misappropriating over Tk 2.10 crore that was received as grants for orphans via a foreign bank.