A Dhaka court today (Jan 30) fixed February 14 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 court because of illness. Subsequently, her lawyer requested the court to adjourn the hearing.
Khaleda's lawyer AJ Mohammad Ali confirmed the matter.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the case against five 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 in 2008 submitted the charge sheet against 11 people including Khaleda Zia. The ACC accused them of losing more than Taka 13 thousand crore of state exchequer by that deal.
BDST: 1630 HRS, JAN 30, 2023