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Khaleda Zia asked to appear before court in sedition case

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Dhaka : Former Bangladesh prime minister and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was on Thursday ordered to appear before a court here on January 9 in connection with a sedition case while she pleaded not guilty in another corruption case, reports PTI. The court of Metropolitan Sessions Judge Quamrul Hossain Molla was scheduled to hold the hearings of indictment in 10 cases, including for sedition against the 71-year-old leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). But her counsels asked for more time, which the court granted.

  The hearing was rescheduled for January 9, but the judge warned that it would cancel the former prime minister’s bail if she fails to attend, said Additional Prosecutor Tapash Paul. Khaleda also appeared before Dhaka’s Third Special Judge in connection with the Zia Orphanage Trust case and pleaded not guilty and said she wanted to produce witnesses to testify for her.