The Gatco corruption case against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will continue as the Supreme Court has cleared way for the trial.
A four-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha on Monday dismissed two leave-to appeal petitions filed by Khaleda seeking stay on the trial proceeding.
Khaleda filed the petition on May 10 last year, also challenging a High Court verdict that rejected her writ petitions against the initiation and continuation of the case.
On September 2, 2007, the ACC lodged the Gatco case against Khaleda, her youngest son late Arafat Rahman Koko, Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami and 10 others.
According to the case statement, there was corruption in the awarding of a contract to Global Agro Trade (Pvt) Company Ltd (Gatco) for container management at inland depots in Dhaka and Chittagong.