Corruption cases filed against B'desh former PMs Khaleda and Has

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Dhaka, Dec 9 (UNI) Separate scam cases were filed today against Bangladesh's former Prime Ministers Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina for entering into deals with Canadian company Niko that inflicted ''enormous loss'' to the country, police said.

Both the leaders are currently in jail and are facing a number of corruption and extortion cases.

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) assistant director Mahbubul Alam filed the case with Tejgaon thana against Ms Zia, former ministers Barrister Moudud Ahmed, AKM Mosharraf Hossain, former secretary Khandaker Shahidul Islam and vice-president (South Asian Affairs) Niko Resources Bangladesh Limited Kashem Sharif.

They were accused of signing an illegal deal with Niko that inflicted a loss of 10,000 crore Taka to the country.

ACC deputy director MM Sabbir Hossain filed another case with Tejgaon thana against Sheikh Hasina, former state minister for Power and Energy Rafiqul Islam, former principal secretary SA Samad, former Power and Energy secretary Tawfiq E Elahi Chowdhury, former Petro Bangla chairman Mosharraf Hossain and Mr Sharif.

They are accused of signing the corrupt and illegal deal with Niko that inflicted a loss of 13630.50 crore Taka to the national exchequer.


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