Next hearing Aug 3
A special court yesterday set August 3 for next hearing on Tk 2.99 crore extortion case filed against former prime minister Sheikh Hasina and her cousin former state minister Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim.
Judge M Ashraf Hossain of Special Court-5 on the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban premises fixed the date for resuming the deposition of the witnesses following time prayer by the defence.
As the court sat yesterday morning, the defence lawyers sought a long adjournment saying hearing on a writ petition for quashing the case is awaiting with the High Court.
In response, the judge fixed August 3 for the hearing.
Earlier, Sheikh Selim was produced before the court amid tight security.
Advocate Sahara Khatun stood for Hasina who had earlier been exempted from appearing at the court in person during the proceedings.