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Bangladesh Anti Corruption Commission filed Charge Sheet against Khaleda, Her Cabinet Members & Others


The Anti-Corruption Commission on Sunday pressed charges against former prime minister Khaleda Zia, ten of her cabinet colleagues and five others in the Barapukuria coalmine corruption case.

The commission's deputy director, Abul Kashem Fakir, also the investigation officer of the case, submitted the charge sheet to the chief metropolitan magistrate's court in Dhaka implicating the 16 in embezzlement of more than Tk 158 million by abusing power in awarding the Chinese company, CMC Consortium, the contract for Barapukuria mining in 2005.

The consortium, the highest bidder, was given the contract without any re-tender, stated the charge sheet, which also named 34 people as prosecution witnesses.


Court sources said the charge sheet mentioned that Khaleda, Mannan Bhuiyan, MK Anwar and Shamsul Islam were on bail while Khandakar Mosharraf and Altaf, now in jail, were shown arrested in the case.

The charge sheet showed other accused persons, including Nizami and Mujahid, fugitives and the investigation officer sought warrants for their arrest.

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