Gatco graft case: Khaleda’s pleas to be heard on Aug. 5

Dhaka, August 2 : The High Court will on August 5 deliver its verdict on Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia’s pleas challenging the legality of Gatco graft trial proceedings.

According to the Daily Star, the case filed by Anti-Corruption Commission on September 2, 2007, accused Khaleda, Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Matiur Rahman Nizami and 11 others for awarding a contract to Global Agro Trade (Pvt.) Company Ltd (Gatco) for container management at inland depot in Dhaka and Chittagong.

The graft allegedly cost the state exchequer over Taka 1,000 crore.

Khaleda later moved two separate writ petitions with the High Court challenging the legality of bringing the case under emergency power rule and its filling and proceedings.

The bench has fixed August 5 for delivering the verdict on the two petitions. (ANI)