HC rejects Khaleda plea to cancel trust graft plaintiff’s deposition

HC rejects Khaleda plea to cancel trust graft plaintiff’s deposition

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The High Court on Monday rejected the petition filed by BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia for cancelling the plaintiff’s deposition in the trial of Zia Orphanage Trust graft case against her.
An HC bench comprising Justice Moinul Islam and Justice JMB Hasan gave the order after hearing the petition.
ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan told this to reporters after the hearing Barrister AJ Mohammad Ali appeared for Khaleda Zia while Khurshid Alam Khan stood for the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) during the hearing.Earlier on May 25, a Dhaka court rejected the defence lawyer’s petition for scrapping the deposition given by the plaintiff of the case, ACC deputy director Harun-ur-Rashid, on six dates in absence of accused Khaleda.
Judge Abu Ahmed Jamadar of Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-3 passed the order.
On June 15, Khaleda Zia filed the criminal revision petition with the HC against the rejection of her petition by lower court.
On July 3, 2008, the ACC filed the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case with Ramna Police Station accusing Khaleda Zia, her eldest son Tarique Rahman, now living in the UK after securing bail, and four others for misappropriating over Tk 2.10 crore which came as grants from a foreign bank for orphans.
On August 5, 2010, Harunur Rashid submitted a charge-sheet to the court in the case against six people, including BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia. – UNB

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