Khaleda Zia gets bail in corruption cases

ANI | Updated: Dec 05, 2017 19:02 IST

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Dec 5 (ANI): A Dhaka court on Tuesday granted bail to former prime minister and Bangladesh Nationalist Party Chairperson Khaleda Zia in connection with two corruption cases.

According to the Dhaka Tribune, Judge Md Akhteruzzaman of Dhaka Special Judge's Court 5 passed the order when the BNP chief appeared before it and sought bail in the Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust corruption cases.

Last week, the court had issued an arrest warrant against Khaleeda after she had failed to appear before it in the corruption cases.

The Anti-corruption Commission (ACC) filed the Zia Charitable graft Trust case with Tejgaon police station on August 8, 2011, accusing Khaleda, her son Tarique Rahman and four others of raising funds for the trust from unknown sources through abuse of power.

Earlier, the ACC had also filed Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on July 3, 2008, against Khaleda, her son and four others for misappropriating over Tk 2.10 crore that was received as grants for orphans through a foreign bank. (ANI)