Dhaka: BNP’s Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia is going to surrender at a lower court on Monday in connection of a corruption case and will appeal for bail, says her lawyer Sanaulla Miya on Sunday.
The Naiko Corruption case filed by the Anti-corruption commission is now on trial under the special Judge Of court 9, Animul Islam.
In past, the court had rejected the appeal by Khaleda Zia claiming the legality of her part in the Naiko corruption case. Alongside lifting the interim injunction on this case, the judge has ordered prime accused Khalida Zia to appear before court.
According to the court’s order, Khaleda Zia must surrender in two months of the ruling. In the meantime, if she appeals for bail, the lower court has been ordered to make considerations for her plea.
A total of 11 people including Khaleda Zia, former law minister Moudud Ahmed and former state minister for energy A.K.M. Mosharraf Hossain, were charged on May 5, 2008 for allegedly causing a loss of $1.76 billion to the exchequer by awarding gas exploration job to a Canadian company, Niko Resources, Xinhua reported.