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Graft case against Khaleda: Prosecution concludes argument

19 December 2017, 2:13:00

The prosecution on Tuesday concluded its argument in the Zia Orphanage Trust Graft case filed against six people including BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia.

Public Prosecutor Mosharraf Hossain Kajal demanded highest punishment for the accused after placing testimony of 32 witnesses.

Mosharraf after placing his argument claimed that the charges brought against Khaleda Zia and others were proven.

The Special Judge Court-5 Judge Md Akhteruzzaman set December 20 for placing the arguments of defense council.

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Khaleda is scheduled to deliver her self-defense statement in the Zia Charitable Trust Graft case on Wednesday before the same court.

Earlier on December 5, after Khaleda’s deposition, the court fixed December 19, 20 and 21 for hearings in the Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases.UNB.

On July 3, 2008, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) 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 2.10 crore that came as grants from a foreign bank for orphans.

On August 8, 2011, ACC 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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