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Zia Orphanage Trust graft case verdict

Five cases lodged over Thursday’s clashes

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10 February, 2018 13:08 PM



Five cases lodged over Thursday’s clashes

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A total of five cases were filed till Saturday over Thursday's clashes in different areas in the capital, centering pronouncement of the verdict of Begum Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

Of the cases, three were filed with the Ramna Police Station while two others with the Shahbagh Police Station.

Including its central leaders, a total of 368 leaders and activists of BNP have been accused in the cases.

The three-time former prime minister of Bangladesh Begum Khaleda Zia has been taken to jail as she is convicted in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on Thursday.

A special court in Dhaka on Thursday handed down five-year imprisonment to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia after convicting her in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman of the Special Court-5 in Dhaka delivered the verdict on Thursday afternoon.

Khaleda’s son Tarique Rahman and four others have also been sentenced to 10 years in jail in the same case.

Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman of the Special Court-5 in Dhaka fixed the date on January 25 after the defence closed their arguments.

On December 19, the prosecution concluded their argument and sought the maximum punishment for Khaleda.

On July 3, 2008, the ACC filed Zia Orphanage Trust graft case with Ramna police accusing Khaleda, her elder son Tarique Rahman and four others of misappropriating over Tk 2.1 crore that was received as grants for orphans via a foreign bank.

Earlier on Friday, the family members met BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia at the old Central Jail in the capital’s Nazimuddin Road.

A four-member family team, including her brother Shamim Iskander along with the three other family members, went to the jail gate around 2:55pm and sought permission to meet her, sources said.

Three other members were- Iskander’s wife Kaniz Fatema, son Avik and Khaleda’s sister Selina Rahman.


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