Graft case: Khaleda's lawyer concludes arguments for third day

| Updated: December 27, 2017 21:17:45

Graft case: Khaleda's lawyer concludes arguments for third day

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's lawyer concluded the defence arguments for the third day in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

Khaleda Zia's defence lawyer Advocate Abdur Rezzak Khan placed the closing arguments before the Dhaka Special Court-5 in Bakshibazar Tuesday morning.

Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman of the makeshift court adjourned the arguments hearing for today and ordered to place rest of the argument on Wednesday.

During the argument Abdur Rezzak Khan said "Khaleda Zia's reputation and respect is connected with this case. ACC has failed to prove any of the allegations brought against her."

Earlier on December 21, the court fixed December 26, 27 and 28 for placing the defence arguments in the graft cases against Khaleda Zia.

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.

According to UNB, 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.

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