Ex-AL MP Iqbal’s family sent to jail on surrender
01:25 PM, March 08, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:34 PM, March 08, 2017

Ex-AL MP Iqbal’s family sent to jail on surrender

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A Dhaka court today sent the wife of former Awami League lawmaker Dr HBM Iqbal, his two sons and a daughter to jail in a corruption case in which they were earlier sentenced to three years’ imprisonment.

The convicts are: Iqbal’s wife Momtaz Begum Dolly, sons Moinuddin Iqbal, Imran Iqbal and daughter Nawrin Iqbal.

Judge MD Ataur Rahman of the Special Judges Court-1 sent them to jail after they surrendered before it seeking bail in the case.

Earlier on March 11 in 2008, the same court sentenced them to three years’ imprisonment and fined them Tk 1 lakh each.

On the same day, HBM Iqbal was sentenced to 10 years' rigorous and three years' simple imprisonment in the graft case for committing two different offences including amassing huge amount of wealth by illegal means.

The court fined him Tk 50 lakh and another one-year jail if he failed to pay the fine.

Later, the High Court quashed the conviction and sentence passed by the lower court.

 

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