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Warrants issued for Khaleda’s arrest in 2 graft cases
Dhaka Special Court-5 Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman on Thursday passed the order rejecting a petition filed by the defendant seeking adjournment in hearing as the BNP chief failed to appear before it due to the eight-hour hartal.
Khaleda's counsel Barrister Mahabub Uddin Khokon and Sanaullah Miah submitted a petition to the makeshift court of Special Judge-5 at Bakshibazar citing his client’s delay in the court due to the hartal on security ground.
As the BNP chief was in bail till today, the court issued arrest warrant for her arrest cancelling the bail, the counsel said.
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 of misappropriating over Tk 21.0 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.
Khaleda secured bail in the two graft cases.