A special court has fixed September 20 to deliver its order whether the trial proceedings in Zia Charitable Trust corruption case will continue in the absence of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.
Judge Md Akhteruzzaman of Special Judge Court-5 fixed the date after a hearing of a petition filed by Khaleda’s lawyer for allowing two lawyers to meet her in jail to know her physical condition.
Meanwhile, Anti-Corruption Commission lawyer Mosharraf Hossain Kajol also filed a petition praying to the court to deliver the verdict in the case seeking completion of trial in the absence of Khaleda as she did not appear before the court during the last several months due to her illness.
In response to the petition, the court instructed the jail authorities to take steps as per prison rules.
The court on Wednesday asked Khaleda’s lawyer Sanaullah Mia to submit a written explanation today stating how the trial proceedings will continue in the case.