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Khaleda Zia again in court

Staff CorrespondentDaily-Bangladesh.com
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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has been taken to court on Thursday from prison for a court appearance in the Niko graft case.

A wheelchair-bound Khaleda appeared at no-9 special judge Sheikh Hafizur Rahman’s court, located in Old Central Prison on Nazimuddin Road in Old Dhaka at around 12:00 pm.

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the case with Tejgaon Police Station in 2007, accusing Khaleda and 10 others of abusing power to award a gas exploration and extraction deal to Canadian company Niko during her tenure as the prime minister.

Khaleda was jailed for five years on February 8 in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case, which was later doubled to 10 years by the High Court.


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