A Dhaka special court will decide on Feb 14 whether it would take cognisance of the charges against BNP chief Khaleda Zia in Zia Charitable Trust graft case. On Sunday, judge Zahurul Haque of Dhaka’s Senior Special Judge’s Court Mohammad fixed the hearing. On Jan 16, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) deputy director Harunur Rashid, also the plaintiff and investigation officer of the case, pressed charges against former prime minister Khaleda and three others. The other accused in the case are Khaleda’s former political secretary Harris Chowdhury, his assistant private secretary (APS) Ziaul Islam (Munna) and former Dhaka mayor’s APS Monirul Islam Khan. After the current government took charge, this is for the first time a chargesheet has been submitted against the opposition leader.
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