Update December 18, 2014

Dhaka 4-26 pm, 18-September, 2020

New Judge for Khaleda Zia graft case

FR Fateh

Begum Khaleda Zia, BNP Chairperson

Begum Khaleda Zia, BNP Chairperson

18 December 2014, Nirapad News : The Judge dealing in the two graft cases for corruption against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and eight others has been transferred midway in the trial.

Judge Bashudev Roy, special judge-3 of Dhaka, has been transferred to the position of a special judge in Patuakhali. He will be replaced by Abu Ahmed Jomadar, a district judge and joint secretary to the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs.

Mizanur Rahman, deputy secretary of the law ministry, confirmed the transfer and said a gazette notification will be issued today in this regard.

The move comes in backdrop of BNP chief Khaleda repeatedly budging the High Court expressing ‘no confidence’ on judge Bashudev, who framed her in the two cases.

In March this year, Judge Bashudev framed charges against BNP chief Khaleda and eight others in Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust corruption cases.

She had prayed that the cases be transferred to another judge. The petitions, scheduled to be heard in January next year, need no longer to be heard at the High Court.

But, Deputy Secretary Mizanur Rahman said the transfer process of Judge Bashudev was made in line with the routine work of the government of Bangladesh.

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