BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has accused the government of “making a blueprint design” to keep her away from politics and election by implicating with politically motivated cases.
“The ruling government is drawing a blueprint design with a dishonest political motive to keep me away from politics and the election,” BNP chief Khaleda Zia said in her self-defence statement before a makeshift court in Dhaka on Thursday.
Khaleda Zia attended court at around noon to present her self-defense statement before the court over the Zia Orphanage and Zia Charitable Trust corruption cases in Bakshi Bazar area of the capital.
The BNP chief reached the court at around 11 am.
Back in August 8, 2011, the ACC had filed the Zia Charitable Trust graft case with Tejgaon Police Station, against four, including former prime minister Khaleda.
The case was filed as the ACC found out that funds were raised from the funds from unknown sources through abuse of power.
ACC filed Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on July 3, 2008 with Ramna Police Station, accusing Khaleda, her elder son Tarique Rahman and four others for misappropriating over Tk 2.10 crore that was received as grants for orphans via a foreign bank.