Dhaka, Sep 5 (Just News): BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia told the special court, that was shifted to old Dhaka central jail in Nazimuddin Road, that she “would not find any justice there”.
After entering the court in a wheelchair, at 12:15pm, for her trial in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case, which began on Wednesday, the three-time elected former prime minister said the court could “punish her as long and as much as they wanted”.
Khaleda Zia complained of illness, citing pain in her legs as a reason not to be able to sit in the court for too long.
She said that none of her lawyers have been allowed to be present during her hearing. Khaleda Zia’s lawyer Md Sanaullah Mia stated that they had not been informed of the shift from the makeshift court at Bakshibazar to old Dhaka central jail.
Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman of the Special Judge Court-5 deferred her hearing to September 12 and 13.
A gazette notification was issued by the Law Ministry, regarding the court shift, on Tuesday. It mentioned that the court had been moved to inside the jail for security reasons.
It also said the makeshift court would be set up in Room No 7 of the prison’s administrative building.
The former prime minister is now serving five years’ imprisonment at the erstwhile Dhaka Old Central Jail on Nazimuddin Road in Old Dhaka.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the Zia Charitable Trust case at Tejgaon Police Station in August 2011.