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Khaleda's trial in Barapukuria graft case to continue

Update : 17 Sep 2015, 06:15 AM

The trial of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Barapukuria coal mine graft case will continue as the High Court rejected her petition that was filed seeking the court's directives to scrap the case proceedings.

The bench of Justice Md Nuruzzaman and Justice Abdur Rob passed the order on Thursday morning.

On August 23, the High Court rejected two petitions filed by Khaleda Zia seeking the records and final report in Barapukuria corruption case.

Khaleda filed the petitions on August 18 to know the legal procedure under which the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) appointed the second investigation officer after the first officer had exempted her from the charges in June 2008.

The ACC filed the case with Shahbagh police station on February 26, 2008, accusing Khaleda and 10 of her former cabinet colleagues of taking Tk159 crore in kickbacks on the Barapukuria coal mine deal awarded to the highest bidder, instead of the lowest one.

In 2008, the High Court stayed the case proceedings, and in a ruling asked the government and the ACC to explain why the case should not be dropped. 

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