Published On : Thu, Feb 8th, 2018

Former B’desh PM gets 5-year-jail for graft

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Khaleda Zia
Dhaka: A Dhaka court has sentenced opposition leader Khaleda Zia to five years in jail after convicting her of embezzling money meant for an orphanage: Bangladesh Media.

The Daily Star reports, “Wearing an off-white sari, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, offered her prayers and comforted her relatives, most of whom, were in tears, as she boarded her motorcade from her Gulshan residence on way to the court set for delivering verdict in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case today.

As she was leaving her Gulshan residence Feroza — around 12:00pm, many of her relatives broke down in tears.

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There is no need to cry. I will be alright. You all wait, I will be back. Do not worry and be strong, Khaleda said while trying to comfort her weeping relatives.

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