Zia Charitable graft caseHC to hear Khaleda’s bail plea Sunday

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 18:55, Feb 19, 2020 | Updated : 19:36, Feb 19, 2020

Khaleda Zia at court. Reuters.The High Court (HC) set Sunday (Feb 23) for hearing a fresh bail plea filed by BNP chief Khaleda Zia in Zia Charitable Trust graft case.
An HC bench comprising Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice AKM Zahirul Huq set the date on Wednesday (Feb 19), reports state news agency BSS.
According to case document, on Oct 29, 2018, Dhaka Special Judge Court-5 sentenced BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and three others to seven-year imprisonment each in Zia Charitable Trust graft case. The court also fined them Tk 1 million each, in default, to suffer six months more in jail.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the case with capital’s Tejgaon Police Station on Aug 8, 2010, for embezzling Tk 31.5 million while police on Jan 16, 2012, filed charge sheet against four including the ex-premier.
The other convicts are Khaleda’s former political secretary Haris Chowdhury, the then BIWTA director Ziaul Islam Munna and Monirul Islam Khan, former personal secretary of former Dhaka city mayor Sadek Hossain Khoka.
The court framed charges against Khaleda and others in the case on Mar 19, 2014.