Staff Correspondent: A court here on Wednesday fixed April 23 to hold next hearing on the charge framing in Niko Graft case against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia.
Judge Sheikh Hafizur Rahman of Dhaka Special Judge Court-9 deferred the date of hearing as Khaleda Zia was admitted at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University for treatment.
Later Khaleda's lawyer Syed Jaynul Abedin Mejbah said, “Khaleda Zia is admitted to hospital following her physical illness. Charge hearing is not legal during her absence.”
Meanwhile, ACC lawyer Mosharraf Hossain Kajal said, “Khaleda Zia is sick. The court is informed about her treatment.”
Later, the court fixed the new date after hearing from both sides.
On December 9, 2007, the Anti-Corruption Commission ACC filed the case accusing the 11 people of misusing power to grant a gas deal to Canadian company Niko, when Khaleda was the prime minister of then Bangladesh.
risingbd/Dhaka/Apr 10, 2019/Mamun Khan/Nasim