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(From Agence France Presse)
Bangladesh's former prime minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed and six other officials were charged with corruption in the purchase of Russian-made MiG-29 fighters.
The government Bureau of Anti-Corruption (BAC) formally submitted the charge sheet accusing the seven of colluding to purchase eight MiG-29 fighter bombers from Russia in 1999, over alleged defence objections.
The purchase caused a loss of seven billion taka (123 million USD) to the national exchequer, a BAC official said.
Court officials said Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Ayub had accepted the case and sent it for trial, though no date has been …