Khaleda's Niko graft case charge hearing deferred

Khaleda’s Niko graft case charge hearing deferred


Dhaka – The Special Judge Court-9 of Dhaka on Monday deferred the charge hearing of the Niko corruption case to January 15 of 2018.BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia’s lawyer advocate Sanaullah Mia sought time as his client could not appear to the court while Judge Mahmudul Hassan of the court granted the plea and fixed the new date.
The ACC filed the case agaist five, including Khaleda Zia, with Tejgaon Model Police Station on December 9, 2007on the charge of abusing official capacity to ink a deal with Canadian company Niko for exploring and extracting gas.
Meanwhile, the apex court disposed of a rule issued by the High Court Division asking the authorities concerned to explain as to why it should not declare illegal the case proceedings against the BNP Chairperson. Telephone 01823636592 – Staff Reporter


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