A Dhaka court today framed charges against former state minister for home Lutfozzaman Babar in case filed for dodging Tk 2.65 crore income tax from 1999-2000 to 2008-09 fiscal years.
The court also fixed September 21 for starting trial of the case.
Babar pleaded not guilty and demanded justice before the court after judge Md Rezaul Islam of the Special Judges Court-5 indicted him in the case.
Earlier in the day, Babar’s lawyer submitted a discharge petition and placed arguments in support of relieving his client from the charges.
Deputy Tax Commissioner of the National Board of Revenue (NBR) Syed Zakir Hossain filed the case against Babar, now in police custody on various criminal charges, in 2010.
NBR, in its case statement, mentioned that Babar, director of Master Electronics Industries Limited, evaded Tk 2,65,44,122 in income tax on his income of Tk 8,06,80,122 from his firm for the fiscal years 1999-2000 to 2008-2009.