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SC dismisses Khaleda’s appeals

 Political Correspondent

The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed the BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia‘s two appeal cases challenging the legality of appointment of a judge who indicted her in Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases.

The five-member Appellate Division bench led by Chief Justice Mozammel Hossain passed the order on Sunday morning.

Earlier on July 7, Khaleda Zia filed the appeals against the High Court order that had rejected the two writ petitions filed by her in the Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases.

Khaleda had filed the previous writ petitions challenging the legality of the appointment of a lower court judge, who indicted her in two corruption cases.

On March 19, Dhaka’s Special Judge Basudeb Roy indicted the former prime minister in ‘Zia Charity Trust’ and ‘Zia Orphanage Trust’ corruption cases.

Khaleda filed the petitions on May 12 questioning the legality of the appointment of Judge Basudeb Roy.

After two days of hearing, Justice Farah Mahbub of a two-strong bench on May 25 issued a stay order. However, Justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akondo dismissed the two cases.

The chief justice then forwarded the case to Kazi Rezaul Haque’s bench. This bench also dismissed that appeal on June 19.

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