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Zia orphanage graft case: High Court rejects Khaleda’s reinvestigation appeal

Sun Online Desk     9th March, 2017 12:27:24 printer

Zia orphanage graft case: High Court rejects Khaleda’s reinvestigation appeal

 

 

The High Court (HC) on Thursday  rejected BNP chairperson’s petition seeking reinvestigation into a part of Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

 

A HC bench comprising with justice M Enayetur Rahim and justice Shahidul Karim passed the order.

 

Defence lawyer Abdur Razzak stood for Khaled while prosecution lawyer Khursid Alam stood for Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

 

Khaleda's counsel Zakir Hossain Bhuiyan said they will move for appeal against the order.

 

On July 3, 2008,  the ACC filed the case with Ramna Police Station accusing Khaleda, his elder son Tarique Rahman and four others for misappropriating over Tk 2.10 crore that was received as grants for orphans.

 

Of the six accused, Khaleda, former BNP lawmaker Kazi Salimul Haq Kamal and businessman Sharfuddin Ahmed are on bail while the others have been absconding.

 

According to the petition, ACC Deputy Director Nur Ahmed, who enquired into the graft allegation, during the trial told the court that some of the money had come from the Kuwait amir.

 

But Khalada’s lowyer said the money had come from Saudi Arabia.

 

 

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