HC rejects Khaleda’s two petitions on graft case


Dhaka, May 15: The High Court (HC) on Sunday rejected two petitions filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia challenging legality of testifying new investigation officer and seeking a stay order in Zia Charitable Trust graft case.

A bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Amir Hossain passed the order after hearing.

Earlier on May 10, on behalf of Khaleda Zia, his lawyer filed the petition.

As a result, there are no any legal bindings to continue the cases following the HC verdict, lawyer of anti-corruption commission (ACC) Khurshid Alam Khan told reporters.

In 2011, the ACC filed a case, accusing four persons, including Khaleda Zia, on the charge of abusing power to collect Tk6.19 crore for Zia Charitable Trust.

The ACC filed the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case against Khaleda Zia, her son Tarique Rahman and four others in 2009 on charges of embezzlement of over Tk2.1 crore by forming the trust.