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Niko Graft Case

Khaleda’s indictment hearing Dec 7

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 5 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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Khaleda’s indictment hearing Dec 7

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A Dhaka court adjourned the hearing on charge framing in Niko graft case against BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and others till December 7.

Judge Sheikh Hafizur Rahman of Dhaka Special Judges Court-9 came up with the date on Thursday after Khaleda’s counsel Masud Ahmed Talukder represented her in the court.

Appearing before the court, Talukder said Khaleda Zia could not appear before the court in connection with the case as she was admitted to hospital.

The lawyer also said she appeared before the court on behalf of her.

On December 9, 2007, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed a case with Tejgaon Police Station against the then prime minister Khaleda Zia and four others for inking deal with Canadian gas exploration company Niko causing loss of Tk 13, 777 crore to the national exchequer.