Indictment hearing in Khaleda’s Niko graft case July 5...

Indictment hearing in Khaleda’s Niko graft case July 5

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 12:25 PM, 24 May 2022   Updated: 09:44 PM, 24 May 2022

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A Dhaka court on Tuesday fixed July 5 to hold hearing on charge framing in Niko graft case against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia.

Judge Sheikh Hafizur Rahman passed the order at a temporary courtroom of the Dhaka Special Judge's Court-9 at Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj.

Today was set for holding hearing on charge framing against Khaleda Zia, but she could not appear in the court because of illness. Subsequently, her lawyer requested the court to adjourn the hearing.

On December 9, 2007, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the case against five including Begum 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. The ACC accused them of incurring a loss of more than Taka 13 thousand crore of state exchequer by that deal.