Alexa Khaleda’s Niko graft case hearing Feb 4

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Khaleda’s Niko graft case hearing Feb 4

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 02:38 PM, 7 January 2020  

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A Dhaka court on Tuesday fixed February 4 for hearing on charge framing against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and others in the Niko graft case.  

Judge Sheikh Hafizur Rahman of Dhaka 9th special judge court fixed the date at the newly built courtroom in front of Keraniganj Central Jail. 

Today was set for holding a hearing on charge framing, but the jail authorities couldn’t produce Khaleda Zia before the court as she is undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

On December 9, 2007, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the Niko graft case against five including Khaleda Zia with Tejgaon police station for abusing power in signing a deal with Canadian company Niko for exploring and extracting gas. The ACC on May 5, 2008, submitted the charge-sheet against 11 people including Khaleda Zia.