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Indictment hearing in Niko graft case adjourned till Oct 05

September 15, 2021 00:00:00

A court in the city on Tuesday adjourned the hearing on charge framing in Niko graft case against BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and others until October 5, reports BSS.

Judge Sheikh Hafizur Rahman of Dhaka 9th special judge court passed the order as the defence started their part of hearing but failed to conclude it Tuesday.

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

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