Niko Graft Case: Court Allows FBI Agent, 2 Canadian Police Officers To Testify

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The court allowed an officer of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States and two officers of the Royal Mounted Police of Canada to come as witnesses in the Niko corruption case.

Today, Sunday (September 17), Judge Sheikh Hafizur Rahman of Dhaka Special Judge Court 9 gave this permission.

Earlier, on September 12, Attorney General AM Amin Uddin applied for permission to present the witnesses in the court, and the court fixed today for the hearing.

On that day, Judge Sheikh Hafizur Rahman recorded the statement of ACC Deputy Director Muhammad Mahbubul Alam. Earlier, the court recorded a part of his speech on May 23.

In addition, several rounds of witness examination on behalf of 2 defendants in the case - BNP Acting Chairman Tariq Rahman's close friend Ghiyasuddin Al Mamun and former president of Dhaka Club Salim Bhuiya ended.

In the case of Dr. Yunus, the judge threw out the journalists from the court

Meanwhile, advocate Zainal Abedin Meshbah applied on behalf of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia for the adjournment of the hearing.

Meshbah mentioned in the application that Khaleda Zia had earlier filed a writ petition in the High Court challenging the validity of the order framing the complaint against her. After the hearing, the High Court dismissed the writ petition and said that the judicial proceedings would continue.

He said that leave-to-appeal will be filed in the Supreme Court against the order of the High Court, so the hearing should be adjourned.

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