Live Correspondent: BNP leader Moudud Ahmed has said the prosecution has failed to prove the charges of corruption against Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust case.
Moudud, one of the counsels for Khaleda in the case, said, “There is no witness against her in the case. ACC has failed to produce any evidence suggesting she is involved in any way or other in the case.”
Three other lawyers for the BNP chief, Khandaker Mahbub Hossain, AJ Mohammad Ali and Jamiruddin Sircar, are likely to take part in the arguments. Anti-Corruption Commission lawyer Mosharraf Hossain Kajol presented the State’s arguments on Dec 20.
On Jan 26 this year, a warrant was issued for Khaleda’s son Tarique Rahman, who has been in the UK for the last nine years and has warrants in several others cases.
The two others accused in the case—former principal secretary to the PM Kamal Uddin Siddique and one Mominur Rahman, nephew of BNP founder Ziaur Rahman, are absconding.
The Anti-Corruption Commission started the case in 2008, accusing Khaleda and five others of embezzling Tk 21 million from foreign aid collected for the Zia Orphanage Trust.
Dhaka,27 December, (campuslive24.com) //IH