January 29 was set by a Dhaka court on Tuesday to start recording depositions of prosecution witnesses in Dandy Dyeing loan default case against BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and 15 others.
“While accepting a time plea from the defense, the First Money Loan Court set the date,” said by a court official.
According to case details, a loan of Taka 131.4 million from Sonali Bank was taken by the accused in 1993 against Dandy Dyeing. The bank disbursed a fresh loan in 1996 against the same company.
The outstanding loan stood at around Taka 427 million in 2010. But the accused, in spite of repeated notices from the bank, failed to repay the loan.
Later, the case was filed by the bank in 2013, accusing the defendants of defaulting on repayment of a loan of Taka around 450 million.