Dhaka, May 26 (BAN/ AD): Petition challenging the legality of the government’s move shift her trial in the Niko graft case to the new central jail in Keraniganj from the now defunct jailhouse in Old Dhaka is challenged by Khaleda Zia.
The petition was filed by Khaleda’s lawyer Kayser Kamal with the High Court on Sunday. The plea could be heard by the bench of Justice Farah Mahbub and Justice Md Khairul Alam on Monday, he said. The gazette notification which said that the trial would be conducted in a makeshift court in Keraniganj was issued on Friday.
Khaleda also pleaded for a stay on the gazette notice until the matter is settled. She is also accused of different charges in a number of other cases. On May 21, Kayser Kamal, a lawyer for Khaleda, sent a legal notice to the government challenging the circular on shifting the trials to the court at Keraniganj jail.