HC changes Khaleda graft case trial judge

Dhaka,  Tue,  22 August 2017
Published : 17 May 2017, 16:12:33

HC changes Khaleda graft case trial judge

The High Court has accepted a petition by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to change judges in a graft case involving Zia Charity Trust.

Justice Enayetur Rahim and Justice Shahidul Karim passed the order on Wednesday.

The Zia Charity Trust case, filed seven years ago by the Anti-Corruption Commission or ACC was being tried before the court of Dhaka-3 Special Judge Abu Ahmed Jamadar and was awaiting the BNP chairperson’s testimony.

The trial was being held at a temporary judge’s court in Old Dhaka’s Bakshibazar.

Now, at the order of the High Court, it will be tried before the court of Dhaka-5 Special Judge Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman.

The ACC case against Khaleda over Zia Orphanage Trust had also been pending with Judge Abu Ahmed Jamadar, but the case was transferred to the court of Dhaka Senior Special Judge Quamrul Hossain Mollah at the request of the defendant.

Khaleda filed another petition for a transfer, questioning the judge’s impartiality due to his prior position at the ACC. The petition was approved but a new judge has yet to be appointed to the case, according to bdnews24.com.

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