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Former Bangladeshi Prime Minister Khaleda Interrogated  over GATCO Case


The investigation officer of the GATCO scam case against former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and 12 others on Thursday seized two files from the Cabinet Division after interrogating Khaleda at the special jail.

During the quizzing conducted by a three-member investigation team, Khaleda Zia claimed herself innocent of awarding the controversial container-handling contract to Global Agro Trade Company.

Khaleda said to the team that GATCO was awarded the contract in accordance with recommendations made by a technical committee and the cabinet committee for purchase.
According to the law, the cabinet committee forwarded the file on the contract to her for approval, which she did, Khaleda told the team, claiming that the approval was a mere formality.

Following the interrogation, Khaleda’s attorney Ahmed Azam Khan told the media that she had outright rejected the allegations and clearly told the investigation team that she and her younger son Arafat Rahman had no involvement in the scam.

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