|Published : 02 Dec 2016, 00:19:45|
Niko graft case
HC stays trial proceedings against Moudud
The High Court (HC) on Thursday stayed the trial proceedings against BNP leader Barrister Moudud Ahmed in the Niko graft case for eight weeks, reports UNB.
An HC bench of Justice Sheikh Abdul Awal and Justice Shahidul Karim passed the order following a petition filed by Moudud Ahmed.
ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam said the top court stayed the proceedings of Niko graft case against Moudud for eight weeks following a petition filed by him seeking a stay on the trial proceedings in the case.
Deputy Attorney General Fazlur Rahman Khan represented the state while Khurshid Alam stood for ACC and Moudud stood for himself with the help of Barrister Syed Tajrul Hossain.
The ACC will file an appeal against the HC order, said the ACC lawyer.
The ACC on December 9, 2007 filed the Niko graft case against Moudud and four others in connection with a Tk 1.37 billion loss to the national exchequer caused by the signing of an oil-gas exploration agreement with Niko during the previous BNP regime.
Later on May 5, 2008, it submitted charge sheet against 11 people.
On July 9, 2008, the HC adjourned the proceedings of the case.