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Niko Graft Case

Next hearing on charge-framing February 20

13 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

A court here on Tuesday set February 20 for the next hearing on charge-framing against 11 people, including BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, in the Niko graft case, reports UNB.

Judge Sheikh Hafizur Rahman of Dhaka Special Judge Court-9 fixed the date after partial hearing.

The BNP chief was brought to the courtroom around 12:28pm on a wheelchair while BNP leader Barrister Moudud Ahmed resumed delivering his statement challenging the legality of charge-framing.

In his deposition, Moudud said he could not know yet what his crime was. "There's no reason to file a criminal case against me. I'm not involved in the crime mentioned in the FIR of the case."

He also claimed that he was made an accused in the case only to politically harass and defame him.

Meanwhile, Khaleda's lawyer Masum Ahmed sought court's directives to allow personal physicians of Khaleda provide her treatment at jail.

"As per a High Court order, Khaleda Zia was earlier taken to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) but she was brought back to jail without completing her treatment. Her physical condition is now worsening."