A Dhaka court on Thursday deferred the cross-examination of the Investigation Officer of the Zia Charitable Trust graft case to March 3 in absence of BNP Chief Begum Khaleda Zia.
Judge Abu Ahmed Jomadar of the Special Judge Court-3 of Dhaka on Thursday passed the order after cross-examination of Investigation Officer Harun-Ur-Rashid by the defence lawyers. The hearing was held at the Special Judge Court set up on Alia Madrasa premises of in the city.
Earlier, on February 3, Begum Khaleda Zia’s counsel Abdur Rezzak Khan cross-examined Harun-Ur-Rashid, who is also a Deputy Director of the Anti Corruption Commission.
The Zia Charitable Trust graft case was filed with Tejgaon Police Station accusing four people, including Khaleda Zia of abusing power in raising funds for the trust from unknown sources on August 8, 2011.
Before this, the ACC filed the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on July 3, 2008 with Ramna Model Police Station against Khaleda Zia, her son Tareque Rahman and four others for embezzling more than Tk 2.10 crore, which was sent from abroad as grants for orphans. – Special Correspondent