A special court today adjourned until January 12 the hearing of Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage corruption cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.
The makeshift court of Judge Abu Ahmed Jomadar of the Special Judge Court-3 passed the order in presence of Khaleda Zia, our court correspondent reports.
Previously on December 21, the special court deferred the hearing of Khaleda’s presentation of self defence and set the date for today (January 5).
On August 8, 2011, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the Zia Charitable Trust graft case with Tejgaon Police Station accusing four people, including Khaleda, of raising funds for the trust from unknown sources abusing power.
ACC Deputy Director Harunur Rashid, also an investigation officer of the case, pressed charges against the accused on January 16, 2012.
Source: Daily Star, Dhaka, Bangladesh