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Court allows 3 foreigners to testify against Khaleda Zia

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A Dhaka court on Sunday allowed a former US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officer and two members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to testify against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Niko corruption case.

BNP president’s lawyer Masud Ahmed Talukdar said that Judge Sheikh Hafizur Rahman of Dhaka Special Judge Court 9 (Temporary), located at Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj, passed the order in this regard after a hearing.

The foreign officers are Debra LaPrevote Griffith of the FBI and Kelvin Duggan and Lloyd Schoep of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Earlier, Attorney General AM Amin Uddin had filed an application seeking permission to produce the witnesses before the court.

The court was scheduled to cross-examine Mohammad Mahbubul Alam, the then assistant director of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

However, the lawyers of the accused appealed to postpone the inquiry saying that there was no preparation.

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