Wednesday, December 14, 2011

HC rejects Khaleda's orphanage case plea

Trial of Zia Orphanage Trust case can now go on, says govt counsel.


The High Court on Wednesday rejected the petition of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for scrapping the proceedings against her in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case.

There is no legal bar now on running trial of the case, Advocate Anisul Huq, counsel for the Anti-Corruption Commission, told reporters after the court order.

As per the law, Khaleda will now have to appear before the court in connection with the case, he added.
The ground on which the HC rejected the petition could not be known instantly as the copy of the verdict was not released.

An HC bench of Justice Khandker Musa Khaled and Justice SH Nurul Huda Jaygirdar delivered the verdict after hearing arguments from the counsels of Khaleda and ACC and Attorney General Mahbubey Alam.
Khaleda’s lawyer Barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokon said they would file an appeal with the SC challenging the HC verdict.