Charge hearing in Gatco graft case on Apr 5

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Published: 23:52, Mar 03,2021


A Dhaka court on Wednesday set April 5 to hold hearing on charge framing in Gatco graft case against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and others.

Wednesday was set for holding hearing on charge framing, but prime accused Khaleda Zia was absent on health ground. Her lawyer Zia Uddin Zia filed a time plea. Allowing the plea, acting judge of the Dhaka Special Judge Court-3 Nazrul Islam adjourned the hearing till April 5.

The Anti-Corruption Commission filed the case against 13 people, including Khaleda and her younger son Arafat Rahman on September 2, 2007, with Tejgaon police station for their role in corruption regarding penning a contract with Global Agro Trade (Pvt) Co Ltd for container management at inland container depots in Dhaka and Chattogram.

Formal charge was submitted against 24 on May 13, 2008. But of the 24 accused, six including Arafat, Saifur Rahman and Matiur Rahman Nizami died.

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