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Khaleda Zia may attend Sunday’s graft cases hearing: BNP

46BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, who faces an arrest warrant, may attend hearings of graft cases against her on Sunday, a senior party leader has said.

“There’s a possibility that she may appear before the court, but it depends on the situation,” Standing Committee member Nazrul Islam Khan told reporters on Saturday.

Meanwhile, one of her counsels Sanaullah Mia told bdnews24.com:”She is a law-abiding citizen. She wants to attend the hearings and she will. Much however depends on the current situation, especially her security is a major concern.”

The three-time prime minister has been staying at her Gulshan office since Jan 3.

Her chief counsel Khandaker Mahbub Hossain, however, on Thursday, had set ‘assurance of security’ as a condition to appear before the court.

“We have said earlier that security concerns were responsible for her not going to court. The last time she went there her convoy was attacked,” he said while speaking to reporters.

Recording of witness in the Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases are scheduled for Sunday.

On Mar 4, the court of Dhaka’s Third Special Judge Abu Ahmed Jamadar set the date after scrapping the defence’s plea to withdraw an arrest warrant issued against Khaleda.

An arrest warrant was out for the BNP chief on Feb 25 after she failed to attend several hearings.