Dhaka: A special court on Thursday adjourned until January 12 the hearing of Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage corruption cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.
Judge Abu Ahmed Jomadar of the makeshift Special Judge Court-3 passed the order in presence of Khaleda Zia.
In late last month, Judge Abu Ahmed Jamadar of the Special Judge Court-3 in Dhaka asked Khaleda to appear before it on January 5 in the cases. Otherwise, her bail will be cancelled, the court said.
Earlier, a total of 32 prosecution witnesses, including complainant of the cases gave their statements before the court on different dates.
On December 21 last year, the special court deferred the hearing of Khaleda’s presentation of self defence and set the date for today (January 5).
On August 8, 2011, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the Zia Charitable Trust graft case with Tejgaon Police Station accusing four people, including Khaleda, of raising funds for the trust from unknown sources abusing power.
ACC Deputy Director Harunur Rashid, also an investigation officer of the case, pressed charges against the accused on January 16, 2012.
*Khaleda appears before court in graft cases today
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