A Dhaka court on Wednesday fixed January 7 for the deposition hearing of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases.
Judge of Special Judge Court-3 Abu Ahmed Jamadar set the date accepting the time petition.
Khaleda Zia appeared before the court at noon and pleaded for time.
On Dec 18, the law ministry transferred Judge Basudeb Roy to the Patuakhali Special Judge's Court and appointed Jamadar.
The BNP chief last appeared on Nov 9 before the court but had skipped several dates since then.
Khaleda Zia has been accused of embezzling more than Tk 50 million when she was the prime minister of Bangladesh.