Hearing on Niko corruption case March 18

Court Correspondent | Published: 15:59, Mar 02,2021


Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia

A Dhaka court on Tuesday fixed March 18 for the hearing on charges brought against Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia in Niko corruption case.

Judge Sheikh Hafizur Rahman of Dhaka’s 9th Temporary Special Court set the date.

The Anti-Corruption Commission filed the case against five including former prime minister Khaleda Zia with Tejgaon police station on December 9, 2007, on charges of abusing power in signing a deal with Canadian company Niko for exploring and extracting gas in Bangladesh.

The ACC on May 5, 2008, submitted a charge-sheet against 11 including the BNP chairperson.

The commission accused them of incurring a loss of more than Tk 13 thousand crores of state exchequer by the deal.

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