Former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
along with five others was on Wednesday charged with corruption in the MiG-29
warplane corruption case.
Dhaka divisional special judge Golam
Murtoza Majumder, in the makeshift courtroom on the Jatiya Sangsad complex,
framed the charges against Hasina, also the Awami League president, and five
others in the case.
The judge also posted for September 3 the beginning of the trial with the recording of the depositions of prosecution witnesses.
The court charged Hasina, now facing trial in a case of extortion and another of corruption, with criminal breach of trust under Section 409 of the Penal Code and criminal misconduct under Section 5(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1947 causing a loss of Tk 720 crore to the state by buying eight MiG-29 fighter planes from Russia in 1999.