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>Khaleda, nine of her cabinet colleagues sued for graft in coalmine awarding

> THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today filed a case against detained BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and 15 others including 10 former ministers from BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami for graft in awarding Barapukuria coal mine to a Chinese company. (Read full story)
In the case filed with Shahbagh Police Station, the 16 have been accused of causing a loss of over Tk 158.71 crore to the public exchequer by awarding the production, management and maintenance contract through abuse of power.
The accused former ministers from BNP are M Saifur Rahman, Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan, Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, M Shamsul Islam, MK Anwar, barrister Aminul Haque, Altaf Hossain Choudhury, and AKM Mosharraf Hossain.
Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojahid and Motiur Rahman Nizami are the accused ex-ministers from Jamaat.
The others charged with the offence are former acting secretary to energy and mineral resources Nazrul Islam, former Petrobangla chairman SR Osmani, former Petrobangla director Mainul Ahsan, former managing director of Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Ltd Sirajul Islam and Hosaf Group Chairman Moazzem Hossain.
Of the former ministers, nine were members of the cabinet purchase committee.

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