Court asks producing Khaleda, charge framing Jan 16 in Gatco graft case


The Dhaka Special Judge’s Court 3 on Thursday issued production warrant against Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia seeking her to be produced before the court in Gatco graft case.

Judge Abu Syed Dildar Hossain, on behalf of the state, issued the warrant scrapping time petition of Khaleda’s lawyer Zahirul Islam Tauhid citing High Court direction of finishing the case by six months.

Charge framing day of the case is scheduled for January 16.

According to the case, state counted Tk 145.63 million in losses when Gatco, a Canadian company, was awarded container handling work at Dhaka Inland Container Depot and Chittagong Port.