Dhaka, 27 September, Abnews: A Dhaka court has fixed October 24 for charge hearing in two cases filed for celebrating fake birthday and undermining the national flag against Khaleda Zia.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Md Asaduzzaman Nur passed the order on Thursday, after Khaleda’s lawyers filed petitions seeking time for hearing in the cases.
Earlier, Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court granted bail to Khaleda Zia in the two case on July 31.
On Feb 8, a Dhaka court sentenced BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to five years of rigorous imprisonment and fined her Tk 2 crore for financial irregularities in the Zia Orphanage Trust.
After Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad, Khaleda is the second head of the government convicted in a graft case.
The Anti-Corruption Commission filed the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on July 3, 2008 with Ramna Police Station accusing Khaleda, her eldest son Tarique Rahman, now living in the UK, and four others of misappropriating over 2.10 crore that came as grants from a foreign bank for orphans.
Four other accused are former BNP MP Salimul Haq Kamal and businessman Sharfuddin Ahmed, former principal secretary Kamal Uddin Siddique and Mominur Rahman, nephew of late President Ziaur Rahman.Kamal Uddin Siddique and Mominur Rahman have long been absconding.