No political motive found in charges against BNP chief: Anisul Haq

Staff Reporter :
Law Minister Anisul Haq claimed that there is no political motive behind the charges framed against the BNP Chairperson in two graft cases. He said the graft cases have been filed by an independent Anti-Corruption Commission during the Army backed caretaker government and there is no political motives attached to it. The minister said this while talking to the reporters at the secretariat.
He said the BNP chief didn’t appear before court on 40 dates in two cases and so the charges were framed following due judicial process. Meanwhile the minister declined to pass any comments on Khaleda Zia’s allegations over the charge framing procedure, and said that it’s a sub-judicial matter.
Meanwhile, when asked about the Contempt of Court Law he said a draft was made but no law was formulated, “It will be discussed with all concerned whether there is any need to establish such a law,” he added.
BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and son Tarique Rahman including seven others were framed with charges in Dhaka court on Wednesday rejecting their time petition in the Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases.