Verdict on Khaleda’s appeal Nov 24
Staff Correspondent: The Supreme Court on Monday determined November 24 to deliver its verdict on the leave to appeal filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, asking for a stay in the trial proceedings of the Niko corruption case against her.
A four-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by Chief Justice SK Sinha, confirmed the date after concluding the hearing.
Earlier, the SC started the hearing on the petition on Sunday.
On June 18, 2015, the High Court paved the way for trial proceedings to restart in the case against Khaleda Zia rejecting her petition eight years ago that had challenged the legality of the case.
The ACC on December 9, 2007 filed the Niko graft case against Khaleda and four others in connection with a Tk 137.77 loss to the national exchequer caused with the signing of an oil-gas exploration agreement with Niko during the previous BNP rule.
Later on May 5, 2008, it rendered a charge sheet against 11 people.
Khaleda Zia filed the petition with the HC challenging the validity of the case against her.
On July 9, 2008, the High Court adjourned the proceedings of the case.