No fund was embezzled: Khaleda


PV Desk : BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia says not even one taka of the Zia Orphanage Trust was misused or embezzled and that all of the funds are entrusted to banks.
The BNP chief says she believes the case to be the result of ‘judicial interference’ by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, her arch-rival.
Khaleda had faced three arrest warrants in various cases upon her return.
The former prime minister surrendered to court on Thursday, a day after returning to the country from London, and received bail in the Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Welfare Trust graft cases.
Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman heard Khaleda’s testimony in the orphanage graft case. Khaleda read an hour-long statement starting at 12:15pm.
The court accepted her plea for more time for her statement and set Oct 26 as the date for the next hearing. The Zia Welfare Trust case will also be heard the same day.