A Dhaka court on Sunday has fixed May 6 to hold hearing on charge framing in Niko graft case against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and others.
Judge in-charge Nazrul Islam of Dhaka 9th special judge court issued the order this morning in response to a petition filed with the court seeking an adjournment of the hearing.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the case against five, including Begum Khaleda Zia, with Tejgaon police station on December 9 in 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, including Khaleda Zia.
The ACC accused them of incurring a loss of more than Taka 13 thousand crore of state exchequer by that deal.
BDST: 1630 HRS, APR 04, 2021