’36 cases filed against me are politically motivated’: Khaleda

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Dhaka, November 16: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Thursday claimed that all 36 cases filed against her are politically motivated, baseless and fabricated.“All the 36 cases filed against me (Khaleda) are politically motivated. The cases have been filed out of political vengeance and there is no legal base of them,” she said.

Khaleda Zia, also former prime minister, came up with the remarks while delivering her self-defence statement before a court in Bakshibazar area of Dhaka.

She also told the court that she did not commit any corruption. “Kuwait had donated the money in the name of President Ziaur Rahman.”

The BNP chief again expressed her doubt whether she would get justice in connection with Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

She blamed the ruling quarter for “creating a culture of impunity” in the country.

“My concern is the scope and atmosphere of getting justice have totally been destroyed disgustingly. The culture of impunity has also been introduced instead of justice,” she said.

Referring to the resignation of Justice SK Sinha, Khaleda Zia said, He (Sinha) has been “made sick in a planned way” and “forced him to quit” from his post.

She added: “Under this circumstance, I have to appear before the court with confusion, whether I would get justice.”

Khaleda said the government has lodged at least 36 cases against her based on false and baseless allegations in a bid to isolate her from the people.