Graft: Khaleda jailed for 5yrs


PV Desk : Former prime minister BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has been jailed for five years after she was found guilty in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case.
The judge has begun to deliver the much hyped-about graft case verdict of Khaleda Zia, that brought Dhaka city to almost a standstill in tension and concerns.

Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman of the Special Court-5 in Dhaka was reading out the summary of the 632-page verdict of Zia Orphanage Trust graft case, last reported.

Draped in a cream-coloured saree and wearing a scarf, she has taken her seat on a furnished chair across a tea table bearing a tissue box and a quarter litre of bottledwater.

She entered the makeshift court premises around 1:40pm, accompanied by BNP supporters and activists, and entered inside the court at Alia Madrassa playground at 1:50pm.

Throughout the way, she was escorted by a large number of law enforcers and party activists at the front.