Update March 4, 2015

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Initiative taken to reestablish Niko graft case against Khaleda Zia: ACC



Anti Corruption Commission, ACC logo

4 March 2015, Nirapad News: Anti Corruption Commission’s has taken initiative to reestablish the Niko graft case against BNP chief Khaleda Zia.

The case, filed over alleged corruption in an agreement with Canadian company Niko Resources, has been stuck for the last seven years due to a High Court stay order.

Tuesday’s Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) petition follows moves by the ACC to revive the GATCO and Barapukuria graft cases against the former prime minister. ACC lawyer Md Khurshid Alam Khan said their petition had been taken up in the court’s cause list for Wednesday.

The bench of justices Md Moinul Islam Chowdhury and JBM Hassan on Monday fixed the date. ACC filed the case on Dec 9, 2007 against five people, including Khaleda Zia, accusing them of causing loss of Tk 137.77 billion to the state exchequer by signing oil-gas exploration agreements with Niko.

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