Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Saturday, 01.20.2018
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3
 4  5  6  7  8  9  10
 11  12  13  14  15  16  17
 18  19  20  21  22  23  24
 25  26  27  28  29  30  31
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local

Members Of

Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

May 07,2008
Zia's son accused of bribe
by UPI

DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Tarique Rahman, son of detained former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, has been accused in a $3.2 million bribe and murder case.

Rahman, arrested a year ago, was charged by the military-backed interim government's powerful anti-corruption commission along with seven others, The Daily Star newspaper in Bangladesh reported.

The charges stem from the 2006 killing of the director of the Bashundhara Business Group. Rahman and others were accused of taking the bribe from the company chairman to get his son's name dropped as the murder accused.

The charges also said Rahman as a leader of his mother's party masterminded the deal. He also faces several other accusations including extortion, the Star report said.

The developments come a day after Khaleda Zia was charged in a kickback case relating to the awarding of gas fields to a Canadian oil company when her Bangladesh Nationalist Party ruled the country from 2001-06, the Press Trust of India reported.

Khaleda Zia has been under detention since last year, accused of corruption and abuse of power.

Sheikh Hasina, another former prime minister and a rival of Khaleda Zia, also is under detention. She is being held for alleged corruption.

Copyright © 2008, by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

801 times read

Related news
Former Bangladesh PM may go into exile by UPI posted on Apr 17,2007

Former Bangladesh premier's trial stopped by UPI posted on Feb 07,2008

Former Bangladesh PM’s bail denied by UPI posted on Aug 28,2007

Report: Crackdown affects over 159,000 by UPI posted on Apr 12,2007

Former Bangladesh PMs free to move around by UPI posted on Apr 25,2007

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 32 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum


Deschutes County

  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?