Khaleda enters court, all eyes on verdict

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Hindustan Surkhiyan Desk:BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has started from her Gulshan residence for the Special Court-5 set up in Dhaka’s Bakshibazar area for the verdict in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

The former prime minister of the country started for the court escorted by a huge number of law enforcers around 12:00pm, our correspondent stationed at the spot reports.

A huge number of BNP activists also gathered around Khaleda Zia’s motorcade and chanted slogans while escorting her to the court premises.

Meanwhile, two other accused in the case have already been brought to the special court in the morning.

The Anti-Corruption Commission had filed the graft case with Ramna Police Station in July 2008, accusing Khaleda and five others of misappropriating over Tk 2.1 crore that had come from a foreign bank as grants for orphans.

On March 21 in 2014, a Dhaka court framed charges against the six accused.

According to complainant, a grant of $1,255,000 was transferred from the United Saudi Commercial Bank to the Prime Minister’s Orphanage Fund. The fund was created by the then premier Khaleda shortly before the transfer was made on June 9, 1991.

The complainant alleged that the fund was created as part of the embezzlement scheme, and only Khaleda administered the fund.

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