Khaleda refuses to appear before temporary court at jail

Published: 12 Sep 2018   

Samakal Correspondent

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has refused to appear before a temporary court at the Old Dhaka Central Jail in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case.   

The former three times prime minister on Wednesday sent a letter to the judge of the special court saying 'I won't appear before the court'. 

Mosharraf Hossain Kajol, lawyer of the prosecution, informed the matter to the court.  

The special court set up at the old Dhaka central jail on Nazimuddin Road adjourned the hearing of Zia Charitable Trust corruption case. 

Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman who presided over the case asked if the court proceedings would continue in the absence of Khaleda.

The judge, however, said the court will hold a hearing tomorrow (Thursday) on whether it should continue its proceedings in absence of Khaleda Zia.

On February 8, Khaleda Zia was sent to jail after a special court sentenced her to five years' rigorous imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.


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