Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday pressed charges against the Bangladesh
Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, her eldest son Tarique Rahman and
four others for embezzling Tk 2.1 crore of the Zia Orphanage Trust fund between
June 1991 and February 2007.
commission’s assistant director Harun ur Rashid, also the investigation officer
of the case, submitted the charge sheet to the Dhaka chief metropolitan
This is the
first case, after the assumption of office by the Awami League-led alliance on
January 6, in which char ges have been pressed against Khaleda Zia and against
any high-profile politician as well.
sheet has been submitted at a time when the government is withdrawing in
bunches the cases filed against political leaders and activists in the past
with the intent of political harassment.