BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s counsel on Thursday said that Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has failed to prove any allegations brought against Khaleda Zia in Zia orphanage graft case.
Khaleda’s lawyer Zamir Uddin Sircar concluded his defence argument on Thursday afternoon and pleaded before the court saying, “Khaleda seeks justice, deliver her a true justice.”
Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman adjourned argument hearing for today and ordered to place rest of the argument on January 16, 17 and 18.
Zamir Uddin Sircar, also a BNP leader reminded the court about democracy, rule of law and justice and said “The false cases were filed against Khaleda during 1/11 only for political reason and to obstruct her political life.”
On July 3, 2008, the Anti-Corruption Commission filed the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case with Ramna Police Station accusing Khaleda Zia, her eldest son Tarique Rahman, and four others for misappropriating over Tk 21 million (2.10 crore) that came as grants from a foreign bank for orphans.
On August 8, 2011, the commission filed the Zia Charitable Trust graft case with Tejgaon Police Station accusing four people, including Khaleda Zia, of abuse of power in raising funds for the trust from unknown sources.