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Niko graft case hearing deferred again

Published : Thursday, 29 September, 2022 at 12:49 PM  Count : 1181

Niko graft case hearing deferred again

Niko graft case hearing deferred again

The charge framing hearing on Niko graft case against BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and eight others has been deferred again.

Following a petition filed by the BNP chief's lawyer Masud Ahmed on Thursday, Dhaka Special Judge Court-9 Judge Sheikh Hafizur Rahman fixed November 8 for the next hearing.

In the petition, lawyer Masud Ahmed mentioned that senior lawyer AJ Mohammad Ali was not present today due to his illness.

Mosharraf Hossain Kajol, a counsel for the Anti-Corruption Commission, opposed the motion.

The 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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