Hearing on rule over Khaleda’s graft case

Posted on October 24, 2011

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The High Court on Monday fixed October 27 for hearing a rule issued over the proceedings against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust case.

The bench of Justice Mohammad Anwarul Haque and Justice Mojibur Rahman Miah set the date following a prayer moved by Kurshid Alam Khan, a lawyer of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

The HC on October 15, 2009 issued a rule on the government and the ACC to explain why the proceedings against Khaleda in the case should not be scrapped.

The rule came up in the cause list on October 11 for final hearing.

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam and ACC counsel Khurshid Alam Khan requested the bench to drop the petition, saying Justice AKM Zahirul Hoque, who is now one of two judges of the bench, was an additional attorney general before becoming an HC judge and had argued against Khaleda in the case.

The ACC filed the case against Khaleda, her son Tarique Rahman and five others on July 3, 2009, with Ramna Police Station in connection with embezzling of over Tk 2.10 crore by forming the “fake” organisation Zia Orphanage Trust.

Both Khaleda and Tarique got bail from the HC in the case.

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