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Barapukuria graft case indictment hearing on March 29

  • Published at 06:20 pm February 17th, 2020
Barapukuria coal mine
File photo of a section of the Barapukuria coal mine in Dinajpur Collected

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on February 26, 2008, filed the graft case against Khaleda Zia and 15 others with Shahbagh police station

A Dhaka court has adjourned till March 29 the indictment hearing in Barapukuria coal mine graft case against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and others.

Judge AHM Ruhul Imran of Dhaka Special Judges' Court 2 set the new date for holding hearing on charge framing on Monday in absence of the prime accused Khaleda as she is undergoing treatment at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), reports BSS.

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on February 26, 2008, filed the graft case against Khaleda Zia and 15 others with Shahbagh police station.

They were accused of causing a loss of Tk159 crore to the state exchequer by awarding a contract for operation of Barapukuria coal mine to a Chinese company through abuse of power.

Of the 16, six have already died and their names are expected to be dropped from the case during framing of the charges next month.

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