Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Thursday, June 21, 2018 11:47:08 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Proceedings adjourned

Khaleda’s arrest warrant remains in force

By UNB, DHAKA
05th-Mar-2015       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

The trial court on Wednesday adjourned the proceedings till April 5 on Khaleda Zia's plea seeking to recall the arrest warrant issued against her in the Zia Orphanage and Zia Charitable Trust fund graft cases.
Keeping the petition with the record, Judge Abu Ahmed Jamadar of Special Judge's Court-3 set up on the Bakshibazar Alia Madrasah playground passed the order after hearing arguments from both sides in absence of Khaleda Zia. The court proceedings started around 11:20am and continued for nearly two hours. It, however, did not dispose of the recall of warrant petition, keeping the warrant it issued earlier in force.
Special Judge Jamadar declined to entertain the petition by Khaleda's lawyers seeking withdrawal of the arrest warrant it issued on February 25, saying no one can file such a petition remaining fugitive.
Sticking to her guns, Khaleda Zia, also a former Prime Minister and the principal accused in the cases, did not appear before the court despite having the warrant on her head as the government allegedly failed to fulfill her three preconditions-ensuring adequate security, granting bail and safe return to her Gulshan political office, where she has been staying since January 3.
Advocate AJ Mohammad Ali, also a former Attorney General and Masud Ahmed Talukder, newly-elected president of Dhaka Bar Association, appeared for Khaleda Zia, while advocate Mosharraf Hossain Kajol stood for the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) during the hearings.
On February 25, revoking her bail for 'skipping' the trial, the makeshift Special Judge's Court-3 issued a warrant for the arrest of Khaleda Zia along with two other accused in the two graft cases and fixed on Wednesday for the next hearing on the case.
The special court permitted another accused Tarique Rahman's counsel Sanaullah Miah to represent him in the court during hearing on the Zia Orphanage Trust fund graft case in his absence.
During the hearing, defence counsel Ali told the court that his client could not come to the court for security reasons.
He also informed that they have submitted a petition to the High Court seeking no-confidence in the incumbent judge of the special court No-3.
The High Court will hear the petition on Thursday, he told the court. At one stage, the judge asked the ACC lawyer whether Khaleda's lawyers have jurisdiction to file petitions for her when the accused remains absent in the court.
Responding to the court, ACC lawyer Mosharraf Hossain Kajol said, "As Khaleda Zia didn't appear before the court, no one can file such petitions on her behalf."
Last of all, the judge adjourned the proceedings till April 5.
Emerging from the court, ACC prosecutor Kajol termed Khaleda Zia fugitive saying that on February 25 the court issued a warrant for her arrest but she did not turn up before the court on (Wednesday). "So, she's a fugitive in the eyes of law and the warrant remains in force." Besides, Kajol said though there is no legal scope of the accused to seek bail without appearing before it, but the senior lawyers made arguments on her bail petition. Closing the hearing, the court kept the petition with the record, he added.
Meanwhile, Khaleda's counsel Sanaullah Miah told reporters that since the court has kept the bail petition with the record that means it maintains status quo on warrant as the court neither allowed nor turned down Khaleda's bail petition.
Sanaullah further said following a petition the court allowed him to appear for another accused Tarique Rahman, BNP's senior vice-chairman, who has been living in London since 2008, in his absence during the hearing.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Entertainment »

Race 3 inches towards Rs 200 cr mark


Salman Khan's film Race 3 is unstoppable. The film, which hit screens on June 15, is giving all sorts of reasons for the star cast to celebrate. The Remo D'Souza directorial had already crossed the benchmark of Rs 100 crore at the Indian box office. But interestingly, the Salman fever ...

Editorial »

Unfortunately government has no political leadership to restore peace in Chattogram Hill Tracts


THREE more activists of Parbatya Chattogram Janasanghati Samity (MN Larma) and United People's Democratic Front (Democratic) were shot dead at their homes in Rangamati and Khagrachhari districts between Friday and Sunday. Conflicts between different groups in Chattogram Hill Tracts have led to the death of at least 22 people in ...

Business & Economy »

Shibbir Mahmud, Chairman, Board of Directors of Islamic Finance and Investment Limited, presiding over its 236th meeting at its head office in the city recently. AZM Saleh, Managing Director, Rezakul Haider, Anis Salahuddin Ahmad, Vice-Chairmen, Anwar Hossain Chowdhury, EC Chairman, Md. Jahidur Rahman, Audit Committee Chairman, SM Bakhtiar Alam, Hossain Mahmud, Liaquat Hossain Moghul and KBM Moin Uddin Chisty, Directors of the company were also present.


International »

China-N Korea joint efforts to bring peace, stability in Korean peninsula, hopes Xi


Reuters, Beijing : Chinese President Xi Jinping told visiting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday that with the joint efforts of the two countries, the Korean peninsula will definitely be peaceful and stable, official news agency Xinhua said.Xi made the comments during a meeting at Beijing's Diaoyutai state guest ...

Football »

Putin missed Russia-Egypt match but 'happy' at win


AFP, Moscow :The Kremlin on Wednesday said Vladimir Putin did not watch Russia's surprise win over Egypt in the World Cup because he was on a plane but added that he reacted "very positively, like the whole of our country".  "Unfortunately, he did not watch the match itself. It so ...

City »

BNP Standing Committee Member Barrister Moudud Ahmed speaking at a prèss conference at the party central office in the city's Nayapalton on Wednesday in protest against his confinement by police in Noakhali.


Editorial »

Death of another prosecution witness : Too difficult to accept as an accident


NO sooner had the Eid vacation come to an end but another murder shocked us all. The decapitated body of Sumon Zahid, a witness in a war crimes case and also the son of martyred journalist Selina Parvin was found dead in the capital's Khilgaon the day before yesterday. There ...

Business & Economy »

A delegation headed by Farzana Chowdhury, CEO of Green Delta Insurance makes a courtesy call with Dr. M Khairul Hossain, the newly appointed Chairman of Security Exchange Commission recently. Additional Managing Director and Company Secretary Syed Moinuddin Ahmed and Deputy Managing Director Wafi S M Khan of the company were also present.


Football »

England beat Tunisia 2-1


AFP, Volgograd :Captain Harry Kane came to the rescue with two goals, the second a dramatic injury-time winner, as England began their World Cup Group G campaign with a stuttering 2-1 win over Tunisia on Monday.  Gareth Southgate's men almost paid a heavy price for missing a slew of first-half ...

Football »

Harry Kane : England's new prince


AFP, Volgograd :Harry Kane rose emphatically to the World Cup challenge in England's opening match against Tunisia, scoring a last-gasp winner to give Gareth Southgate's side lift-off in Russia.It was a remarkable World Cup debut for Kane, who bore the added pressure of the captain's armband and the weight of ...

Entertainment »

I`m indebted to J.P. Dutta for life : Pooja Bhatt


Actress-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt said she is indebted to veteran director J.P. Dutta for not only making her a part of 'Border' but also for encouraging her to never change. 'Border' on Wednesday completed 21 years of its release and Pooja took to Twitter to thank Dutta for casting her in ...

International »

US won`t be made a migrant camp


President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States would not become a "migrant camp" as he faced mounting pressure to stop families being separated as a deterrent to illegal immigration."The United States will not be a migrant camp, and it will not be a refugee holding facility," Trump ...

City »

Pedestrians passing through a muddy road as the authority concerned does not repair the road for long time. The snap was taken from Bibir Bagicha area in the city's Jatrabari on Tuesday.


Editorial »

Save the flood victims and take adequate measures for post-flood rehabilitation


INCESSANT rainfall in the last few days has triggered floods in the country's East and South East districts. Thousands of people of Moulvibazar, Habiganj, Feni and Chattogram districts have been marooned as floodwater crawled to inundate their homestead and damage crops and livestock. The New Nation recently reported that Khowai, ...

Football »

A Mexico soccer fan celebrates her team victory against Germany after their group F match at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia on Sunday.


 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news