A Dhaka court yesterday adjourned hearing on charge framing against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and nine others in Niko graft case till February 8.
Judge Sheikh Hafizur Rahman of the Special Judge's Court-9 of Dhaka passed the order after a petition was filed with the court on behalf of Khaleda, seeking an adjournment of the hearing, advocate Zia Uddin, one of her lawyers, told The Daily Star.
In the petition, the lawyer said Khaleda is sick and did not come out of her residence due to Covid-19 pandemic. So, the hearing should be adjourned.
Three accused, including Giausuddin Al Mamun, now in jail, were present at the makeshift court of Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj yesterday.