Zia Charitable Trust Graft Case
Khaleda’s bail hearing begins; Security beefed up
Published : Thursday, 12 December, 2019 at 11:14 AM Count : 438
The Appellate Division on Thursday started hearing on BNP chief Khaleda Zia's bail petition in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.
The hearing began around 10:20am following a health report of the BNP chief submitted by the authorities of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).
Centering the hearing, security measures have been beefed up near the HC areas this morning.
Meanwhile, pro-Awami League and BNP lawyers were seen staging demonstration on the court premises chanting slogans.
The pro-BNP lawyers also created chaos.
Khaleda's lawyers Advocate Zainul Abedin said in court that the BSMMU report is fake. Khaleda Zia is going to be disabled. So, he is seeking her bail on humanitarian ground.
On December 5, the Appellate Division deferred the hearing and asked the medical board to submit the report by December 12
Later, the pro-BNP lawyers created an unprecedented chaos in the courtroom, forcing the Judges to leave the courtroom.
Khaleda filed an appeal with the High Court on November 14, seeking bail. But, she was denied bail.
A special court, on October 29 last year, jailed the BNP chief and three others for seven years in the corruption case.
Khaleda later moved the HC, which increased her sentence by three more years.
On August 8, 2011, the Anti-Corruption Commission filed the Zia Charitable Trust case with Tejgaon police against four people, including Khaleda Zia. They were accused of abusing power in raising funds for the trust from unknown sources.