Khaleda’s bail extended in Zia Charitable case till Sept 5

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Dhaka, August 07: A Dhaka court has extended the bail time of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia till September 5 in Zia Charitable Trust corruption case.Acting Judge Sheikh Nazmul Alam of the Dhaka Special Judge Court-5 on Tuesday passed the order.

Earlier on July 31, the court of Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman, who is on leave now, extended the bail of BNP till August 7.

So far, Khaleda’s bail has been extended for several times in this case.

The Anti-Corruption Commission filed the Zia Charitable corruption case with Tejgaon Police Station in August 2011, accusing Khaleda and three others of abusing power to raise funds for the trust from unknown sources.

The three other accused are: Harris Chowdhury, political secretary of the then PM Khaleda between 2001 and 2006; Ziaul Islam Munna, assistant private secretary (APS) to Harris; and Monirul Islam Khan, APS of former Dhaka city mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka.

The same court on February 8 awarded Khaleda to five-year jail in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. Khaleda, accused in over 34 cases, is currently serving the five-year jail term.