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Indictment hearing in Niko case against Khaleda Jan 07

December 03, 2019 00:00:00

A court here on Monday set January 7 to hold hearing on charge framing in Niko graft case against BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and others, reports BSS.

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

Monday was set for holding 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) Hospital.

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the case against five people, including Begum Khaleda Zia, with Tejgaon police station on December 9, 2007, 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.

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