Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson and former prime minister Khaleda Zia has appeared before a special court in Dhaka, seeking bail in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case as it issued a warrant for her arrest.
Khaleda Zia, who is facing arrest warrants in three cases, returned home from the UK on Wednesday afternoon after over a three-month stay there.
The BNP chief starts her journey from her residence for the court around 10:00am on Thursday and reached the court at around 11:15 AM, said her media wing member Shamsuddin Didar.
Earlier in the day, BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed said their chairperson returned home showing respect to the court as some warrants for her arrest were issued in different cases.
He said Khaleda will surrender before the court and seek bail in the cases in which the arrest warrants were issued against her.
Earlier on 12 October, Dhaka Special Court-5 issued the warrant for the arrest of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case as she went to London without its permission.
On 3 July 2008, the Anti-Corruption Commission filed the case with Ramna Police Station accusing Khaleda Zia, her eldest son Tarique Rahman, and four others for misappropriating over Tk 21.0 million (2.10 crore) that came as grants from a foreign bank for orphans.