Khaleda Zia granted bail in graft cases


MNA National Desk: BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has been granted bail in both Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases.

Judge of Dhaka Special Judges Court-5, Akhtaruzzaman on Tuesday handed down the bail order after the BNP chief appeared before the makeshift court at Bakshibazar in Dhaka at 11:00pm.

Earlier on 30 November, the court issued arrest warrants against Khaleda cancelling her bail in the cases.

The court announced that hearing of the Zia Orphanage Trust case will be held between 6 December and 8 December.

On 3 July 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 21.0 million that came as grants from a foreign bank for orphans.