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12:00 AM, June 23, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 23, 2010

Money Laundering

No bar to arrest SQ Chowdhury

Says lawyer

The Supreme Court (SC) yesterday stayed for six weeks a High Court (HC) order that directed the law enforcers not to harass or arrest BNP leader Salauddin Qader Chowdhury in a money laundering case.
Chamber judge of the Appellate Division Justice SK Sinha passed the order upon a petition filed by the government against the HC order.
The HC on May 16 directed Salauddin Qader to surrender before the Metropolitan Special Tribunal in Dhaka within eight weeks in the money laundering case and also asked the law enforcers not to harass or arrest him in this case during this eight-week period.
The government recently filed a leave-to-appeal petition with the SC, seeking a stay on the HC order.
Additional Attorney General MK Rahman told The Daily Star that there is no bar to arrest Salauddin Qader in the money laundering case following the chamber judge's order.
On May 6, Toufiqul Islam, assistant director of Anti-Corruption Commission, filed the case against him with Dhanmondi Police Station.
The case statement says Salauddin Qader laundered $250,000 and HK$100,000 ($12,864) to buy Beximco Pharmaceuticals' global depository receipts (GDRs).

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