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12:00 AM, March 14, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:36 AM, March 14, 2019

Barapukuria Coal Mine Graft Case

Khaleda 'unwilling' to appear before court

Jail authorities yesterday failed to produce BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia before a Dhaka court in Barapukuria coal mine graft case, as she expressed “unwillingness” to appear before the court.

Senior Jail Superintendent Iqbal Kabir wrote this on the custody warrant placed before the Special Judge's Court-2.

As she was not produced, Judge ASM Ruhul Imran adjourned the hearing of charge framing of the case against Khaleda and 8 others till April 9.

At the onset of the hearing, Khaleda's lawyer Masud Ahmed Talukder told the court that they were yet to obtain some important documents of the case which are required for hearing of charge framing.  

The judge asked them to submit petitions for getting the documents.

Of the nine accused, Barrister Aminul Huq could not appear before the court as he is now in Singapore for medical treatment.

Seven other accused, who are now out on bail, were present at the courtroom yesterday.

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