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Bangladesh: Khaleda Zia Moves Supreme Court Over Graft Case

Zia, former Prime Minister of Bangladesh, is among the four accused of embezzling funds worth $40,000 in 2010. 

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Zia, former Prime Minister of Bangladesh, is among the four accused of embezzling funds in the case filed by Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) in 2010. (Photo: AP)
  • Beleaguered former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia has moved the Supreme Court, seeking a stay on a case that accuses her of corruption involving funds worth $40,000 in a corruption case.

  • The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chief is among the four accused of embezzling funds in the case filed by Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) in 2010. The others are Khaleda’s former political secretary Harris Chowdhury, his personal assistant Ziaul Islam Munna, former Dhaka City mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka’s personal assistant Monirul Islam Khan. The trial began on March 19, 2013, after all four were indicted.

  • The High Court had earlier turned down two of the 71-year-old Bangladesh Nationalist Party chief’s pleas, suspending the case after her request to have its investigating officer cross-examined again was rejected by a special court.


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