Barapukuria graft case against Khaleda adjourned till Mar 24


Court Correspondent  :
A Dhaka court yesterday adjourned till March 24 the hearing on charge framing in the Barapukuria Coalmine graft case against BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and nine others.

Judge Md Akteruzzaman of Dhaka Special Judge Court-2 of Dhaka passed the order on Sunday, allowing time plea of Begum Khaleda Zia’s counsel.

The court on August 8, 2023, started its hearing on charge framing in the case.

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Public Prosecutor Mosharraf Hossain Kazal concluded his hearing on that day.


Counsel for accused Moinul Ahsan took part in the hearing for the acquittal of his client.

The anti-graft body ACC on February 26 of 2008, filed the graft case against Khaleda Zia and 15 others with Shahbagh Police Station.

ACC Deputy Director Md Abul Kashem Fokir on October 5, 2008, filed the charge-sheet of the case.

They were accused of causing a loss of around Taka 159 crore to the state exchequer by awarding a contract for operation of Barapukuria Coalmine to a Chinese company through abuse of power.