The High Court has rejected a petition filed by BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia seeking shifting of Zia Orphanage Trust graft case to another court from the existing one.
The HC bench of Justice M Shawkat Hossain and Justice Nazrul Islam Talukder passed the order on Sunday.
The court also came up with several observations which asked lawyers of both sides to follow decorum of the court.
Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan said following the order, the trial of the case will continue at the previous court.
Advocates A J Mohammad Ali and Jakir Hossain Bhuiyan stood for Khaleda Zia.
Khaleda's lawyers said that they will file appeal against the HC order.
Earlier, the HC concluded the hearing on the petition on August 10.
Judge Md Akhteruzzaman of Dhaka Special Court-5 is currently hearing the case.
On March 8 last, an HC bench shifted the Zia Orphanage Trust graft to the court of Senior Special Judge Quamrul Hossain Mollah from that of Special Judge's Court-3 Abu Ahmed Jamadar following a petition.
On April 26, the BNP chief filed a petition with the High Court seeking its order to again shift the case to another court from the existing one.
On May 14, the HC ordered the transfer of the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case to another court from the Senior Special Judge's Court of Dhaka following the petition.
The ACC filed the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on July 3, 2008 with Ramna Police Station accusing Khaleda Zia, her eldest son Tarique Rahman, now living in the UK after securing bail, and four others for misappropriating over Tk 21. 0 million (2.10 crore) that came as grants from a foreign bank for orphans.