Khaleda to surrender before court Thursday

19 Oct,2017


Dhaka, BdChronicle:

A day after returning home from the UK, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is going to surrender before a special court in Dhaka on Thursday, seeking bail in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case as it issued a warrant for her arrest.

“Our chairperson will appear before the special court set up at the playground of Government Alia Madrasah in the capital's Bakshibazar on Thursday,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.

He came up with the comment while talking to reporters in front of Khaleda’s Gulshan residence on Wednesday night.

The BNP chief will start her journey from her residence for the court around 10am, said her media wing member Shamsuddin Didar.

Earlier in the day, BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed said their chairperson returned home showing respect to the court as some warrants for her arrest were issued in different cases.

He said Khaleda will surrender before the court and seek bail in the cases in which the arrest warrants were issued against her.

Khaleda returned home from the UK on Wednesday afternoon after over a three-month stay there. She reached Hazrat Shahjajal International Airport by an Emirates Airlines flight around 5:08pm.

Earlier on October 12, Dhaka Special Court-5 issued the warrant for the arrest of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case as she went to London without its permission.

On July 3, 2008, the Anti-Corruption Commission filed the case with Ramna Police Station accusing Khaleda Zia, her eldest son Tarique Rahman, and four others for misappropriating over Tk 21.0 million (2.10 crore) that came as grants from a foreign bank for orphans.

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