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Court asks Khaleda to face it Jan 15

Times National Desk - January 8th, 2013

A Dhaka court on Sunday for the 10th time asked BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to appear before it on January 15 in connection with Zia Charitable Trust graft case.
The court also fixed the same date for passing an order on whether it will take into cognisance the charges brought against Khaleda and three others.
Khaleda also the leader of the opposition in Parliament did not turn up at the court on Sunday citing security concern.
Judge Md Zahirul Haque of the Senior Special Judge’s Court passed the order after Khaleda’s counsel Masud Ahmed Talukdar submitted a petition seeking adjournment of the hearing.
In the petition, the lawyer told the court that Khaleda could not appear before it due to security concern during the 18-party opposition alliance called hartal.
The court also extended the bail to two other accused in the case — Ziaul Islam Munna, assistant private secretary (APS) of BNP leader Harris Chowdhury; and Monirul Islam Khan, APS of former Dhaka city mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka — till January 15.
Earlier on January 1, the court asked Khaleda to appear before it today.