Published:Wednesday, 25 Nov 2020 02:11
A Dhaka court has set January 5 as the date for the charge framing hearing of the Niko graft case against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and some others.
Dhaka 9th Special Judge’s Court Judge Sheikh Hafizur Rahman passed the order on Tuesday at the newly-built courtroom in front of the Keraniganj Central Jail.
The hearing was supposed to take place on November 24 but Khaleda Zia did not appear in the court due to her illness.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the case 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, 2008, submitted the charge sheet against 11 people including the BNP chairperson.