A Dhaka court on Thursday set February 1 for holding hearing for two cases lodged against BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia.
According to court sources, those two cases lodged against Khaleda Zia on the charges of celebrating fake birthday on National Mourning Day and stigmatizing the War of Liberation by rehabilitating the anti-liberation forces.
January 13 was fixed for holding indictment hearing, but Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Asaduzzaman Noor reset the date, allowing a time plea of the defence.
Khaleda Zia's counsel Advocate Masud Ahmed Talukder filed the time plea, saying his client could not appear before the court due to her illness. Journalist Gazi Jahirul Islam lodged the fake birthday case
against Khaleda on August 30, 2016.
Jananetri Parishad President AB Siddiqui filed the other case on November 3, 2016, against Khaleda Zia and her late husband Ziaur Rahman for stigmatizing the War of Liberation by rehabilitating anti-Liberation War elements.