Dhaka, Friday   22 March 2019

Khaleda Zia again in court

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 01:36 PM, 3 January 2019   Updated: 03:37 PM, 3 January 2019

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

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.