A broken suitcase and a torn garment were everything that was shown on television, following the demise of Ziaur Rahman.
Khaleda Zia had to pay a fine worth Tk 3.4 million for laundering money during her tenure as the prime minister.
Then how much was her property she actually disclosed?
How could she accumulate so much money?
Within a few years, the Zia family turned into a family of tycoons owning thousands of crores of Taka.
From passenger ferries to foreign property to bank-balance, how could they make all these overnight?
The entire Zia family, comprising Khaleda Zia, Tarique, and Koko, are not just dishonest, but thoroughly corrupted, malicious, and power-hungry as well.
The corruption of Khaleda Zia and her two sons was proved in the court and they were awarded punishment.
Not just did they earn a hefty sum of money through corruption, but they laundered money abroad as well.
The US Department of Justice seized Tk 12 crore of Tarique Rahman, which returned to the country in 2012.
Singapore returned Tk 8 crore in 2013, based on the verdict delivered by a Bangladeshi court.
Tarique and his business partner Giasuddin Al Mamun laundered Tk 21 crore to CTNA Bank in Singapore. The FBI of America is investigating the matter.
In 2012, an FBI official testified at a special court in Dhaka. In this case, the high court awarded Tarique Rahman seven years of imprisonment and fined Tk 21 crore.
Similarly, around Tk 6 crore was found at Nat West Bank in London. Moreover, the money and property of the sons of Khaleda Zia were found in different parts of the world
– 750 million dollars in Belgium
– 250 million dollars in Malaysia
Here is the address of his residence in Dubai, worth several million dollars – Spree 14, Villa 12, Emirates Hills, Dubai
He also owns other properties including a shopping complex in Saudi Arabia.