Staff Correspondent: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has appeared before a court in two cases -- the Zia Orphanage and the Zia Charitable Trust graft.
The BNP chief arrived in the court around 11:37am.
The trial proceedings of the cases are running at the court of Dhaka's No. 5 Special Judge Dr. Aktaruzzaman.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case for embezzlement of over Tk 2.1 crore by forming a “fake” trust which existed only on paper in 2008.
In 2011, the anti-graft watchdog filed another case, accusing four persons, including Khaleda Zia, on charges of abusing power in setting up Zia Charitable Trust.
risingbd/Dhaka/Jan 16, 2018/Mamun Khan/Mukul