Graft case: Khaleda’s appeal to change court rejected

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court today rejected a petition filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to change the court to hold hearing of Zia Orphanage Trust graft case against her.

A five-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah, who is discharging the responsibilities of the chief justice, passed the order.

Earlier, on Sunday, after concluding hearing, the SC set today (Monday) for delivering verdict.

Khaleda Zia filed the petition on August 6.

Later, the High Court rejected the petition on August 20.

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on July 3, 2008 with Ramna Police Station accusing Khaleda Zia, her eldest son Tarique Rahman, now living in the UK after securing bail, and four others for misappropriating over Tk 21.0 million (2.10 crore) that came as grants from a foreign bank for orphans