Security has been tightened throughout Bangladesh ahead of BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia’s graft case verdict. Akhtaruzzaman, the fifth Special Judge of Dhaka, will be announcing the verdict in Bakshibazar of Old Dhaka.
Khaleda Zia starts for the Bakshibazar court at around 10.30 am from her Gulshan residence “Firoza”.
Security has been rounded up around government and non-governmental establishments, including the Secretariat, the Parliament, Bangladesh Bank, major prisons, different power plants and local government offices, across the country.
All vehicles, vessels, and trains are also being searched on the highways, waterways and railways, respectively, to prevent any possibility of sabotage regarding the verdict, which could take away Khaleda’s chance to contest in the next national election if she is convicted.
DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia held a morning media briefing and asked everybody to conform to the law.
On the other hand, streets of Dhaka are empty as people fear the possibility of vandalism after the verdict. A number of schools and colleges on Wednesday declared to remain closed today over security concerns anticipating violence over the graft case verdict.