Ruhul Kabir Rizvi was holding the press conference in front of the reporters after the announcement of Begum Khaleda Zia`s verdict. At this time, he broke down in tears. He praised Begum Zia in different adjectives and said the vengeance has been taken against Khaleda Zia purposedly. He condemned this verdict.
Begum Zia was sentenced to 5 years in jail in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case. At the same time the penalty has been given. Tarique along with 4 others sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment. Akhtaruzzaman, the fifth Special Judge of Dhaka, announced the verdict in Bakshibazar of Old Dhaka today.
According to the court sources, despite the 10 years imprisonment for the same crime, considering the age and social status of Begum Zia, her imprisonment has been reduced to five years. Moreover, she has been fined TK two crore, 10 lac and 71 thousand.