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Khaleda Zia to appear before court in charitable, orphanage trust cases on Sept. 10

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Dhaka: Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief Khaleda Zia will appear before a court in Dhaka on September 10 in Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases.

According to the Daily Star, Khaleda was earlier absent from appearing before the makeshift court at Bakshibazar for three consecutive day showing health problems.

On September 3, Special Judge Court-3 of Dhaka Judge Abu Ahmed Jomadar fixed the date as September 10 for cross-examination of the three witnesses.

Khaleda and two others abused power to collect Taka 6.19 crore for Zia Charitable Trust during BNP’s tenure from 1991 to 1996, according to the charge sheet of the Zia Charitable graft case.

One the other hand, the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case states that Khaleda, her son Tarique Rahman and four others embezzled Taka 2.1 crore by forming the charity that exists only on paper. (ANI)