Zia Orphanage Trust Case Khaleda’s appeal hearing Mar 31

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DHAKA (23Janu) : The Supreme Court Wednesday fixed March 31 for the hearing on the leave-to-appeal petition of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia against the High Court verdict over the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case against her.

Appellate Division Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain fixed the date on Wednesday.

Barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokon, Advocate Sah Md Munir Sharif and Barrister Ragib Rouf Chowdhury moved in the court for the opposition leader Khaleda Zia.

Earlier on December 14, 2011, HC bench of Justice Khandaker Musa Khaled and Justice SH Md Nurul Huda Jaigirdar rejected Khaleda Zia’s petition for scrapping the proceedings of the case.  

Khaleda filed the leave to appeal petition on March 6 last year with the SC through her lawyers challenging the HC verdict.

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) lodged the case with Ramna thana on July 3, 2008 amid a massive anti-graft drive under state of emergency, accusing the ex-PM and BNP chairperson, Khaleda Zia, her son Tarique and four others of misappropriating over Tk 2 crore from the Zia Orphanage Trust fund.
Assistant Director of the Anti-Corruption Commission Harunur Rashid submitted charge sheet against the high-profile accused on August 5, 2009.

Before that, on Aug 26 2008, Khaleda Zia was granted bail by the High Court. Later, the Supreme Court upheld the order.

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