Hearing for retracting Khaleda arrest warrant Wednesday

Hearing on two petitions of BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia for withdrawal of arrest warrant is scheduled to be held Wednesday.
Special Judge-3 of Dhaka, Abu Ahmed Jamadar passed the order on Tuesday noon. He will hear the petitions at the makeshift court setup on Dhaka Alia Madrasa premises in city’s Bakshibazar area on Wednesday 10.30 am.Earlier on Tuesday, the BNP Chairperson filed two separate petitions seeking withdrawal of the arrest warrant issued against her in Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases.
Khaleda Zia’s counsel Advocate Sanaullah Mia filed the petitions with the Bakshibazar make-shift court in city.
On February 25, the same court issued the arrest warrants against three persons including, the BNP Chief. Other two accused are former MP Kazi Salimul Haque and businessman Sharfuddin Ahmed.
Initiated first by the immediate past military-backed caretaker government, the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case in was filed by the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) in 2009 on the charge of embezzlement of over Tk 2.1 core while the other case was filed in 2011 for abuse of power in creating the other charitable trust. – Court Correspondent