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Indictment hearing in Gatco graft case on Nov 27

  • Published at 01:30 pm October 27th, 2019
Khaleda being taken to jail
File photo of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia being taken to the Old Dhaka Central Jail from BSMMU Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Charge-sheet was submitted against 24 in the case in 2008

A Dhaka court has fixed November 27 to hold hearing on the charge framing in Gatco graft case against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and others.

Dhaka Special Judge Court Judge Syed Dilzar Hossain on Sunday reset the date for holding the hearing in the case, at the newly-constructed temporary court, at the Keraniganj Central Jail premises, reports BSS.

Sunday was the initial dateset for holding the hearing on charge framing, but the jail authorities could not produce Khaleda before the court as she has been undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

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

The formal charge was submitted against 24 people on May 13, 2008. 

Of the 24 accused, six including Arafat, Saifur Rahman, and Matiur Rahman Nizami have died so far.