Trust graft case against Khaleda: Court summons bank docs

Trust graft case against Khaleda: Court summons bank docs

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Dhaka – The Special Judge Court-5 of Dhaka yesterday summoned the statement and ledger books of Zia Charitable Trust and seven other bank accounts registered by BNP in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case.Judge Dr Md Akhteruzzaman of the Court passed the order after hearing on a petition filed on behalf of BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia on Thursday. The court fixed July 13 for hearing in the case. Besides, the hearing of Zia Orphanage Trust graft case will be held on the same day.
On August 8, 2011, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the Zia Charitable Trust graft case, accusing four persons, including Khaleda Zia, on the charge of abusing power to collect Tk 31.5 million for the concerned trust.
The ACC filed the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case against Khaleda Zia, her son Tarique Rahman and four others on July 3, 2008, on charges of embezzlement of over Tk 2.1 crore brought from abroad and meant to be spent for the orphans.
The other accused are Harris Chowdhury, Khaleda`s former Political Secretary, Ziaul Islam Munna, Assistant Private Secretary (APS) of Harris, and Monirul Islam Khan, APS of former mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka. Of the accused Harris is on the run since the 2007 takeover by the military-backed caretaker government. – Special Correspondent

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