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Former prime minister of Bangladesh gets 7 years imprisonment for corruption

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29 oct news express 24 :-

Bangladesh’s former prime minister Khaleda Zia has been sentenced to seven years in a corruption case by a Dhaka court. The Zia Charitable Trust was a matter related to corruption.

Eight years ago, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) had filed a case against the opposition Nationalist Party (BNP) chairman. ACC had accused Khaleda and three others of making a scam of $ 31.54 million ($ 3,97,435) through the Zia Charitable Trust.

In 2010, the case was started in a court near the old Dhaka jail house. Meanwhile, Khaleda Zia had avoided coming to court due to illness. Then there was the hearing of the case of absence of the main accused from the Chief Justice of the High Court.

Earlier, on February 8, five years imprisonment was pronounced in the case of Zia Orphanage Trust. In this case, five people, including Khaleda Zia and her elder son Tariq Rehman, were accused of corruption of 20 million taka (2,53,164 dollars) while they were Bangladesh’s Prime Minister between 2001 and 2006.

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