BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia appeared before a Dhaka court on Thursday in connection with Zia Orphanage Trust case.
The BNP chief reached the court of third special Judge Abu Ahmed Jomader in Bakshi Bazar area around 11:25 am.
Judge Md Abu Ahmed Jamadar of Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-3 on Monday asked Khaleda Zia to appear before the court today for defending herself in the Zia Orphanage Trust case.
In 2008, the ACC filed the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case against Khaleda, her son Tarique Rahman and four others for embezzlement of over Tk 2.1 crore. They allegedly formed the “fake” trust, which existed only on paper.
Meanwhile, a Dhaka court on Wednesday directed BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia to appear before it on February 27 in connection with 10 cases, including one filed over seditious offence.
If Khaleda Zia remains absent on the stipulated date, her bail will be cancelled, the court added.
The 10 cases include a sedition case filed by Supreme Court lawyer Momtaz Uddin Ahmad Mehedi against Khaleda on January 25 last year for her alleged controversial remarks about the number of Liberation War martyrs.
Eight cases were filed with Darussalam Police Station while another filed with Jatrabari Police Station on charges of inciting violence during the BNP-lead alliance’s blockade and hartal programme in January and February, 2015.