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Jamaat leader Shahjahan freed on bail

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Our Correspondent, Chittagong

Convicted former Jamaat lawmaker Shahjahan Chowdhury was released on bail here yesterday.
Chittagong Jail sources said he was released from a cabin of Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) at about 12:50pm on receipt of the High Court bail order.
Shahjahan, a former lawmaker from Satkania constituency, was shifted to CMCH from jail few weeks ago as he was suffering from chest pain and other complications, they said.
He got bails from the High Court in all the five cases, including two murders.
A court sentenced Shahjahan to 10 years of imprisonment in a graft case related to import of a Sport Utility Vehicle under duty-free quota.
Shahjahan was sent to jail on October 29 in 2007 when he surrendered before the 5th Additional District and Sessions Judge's Court of Judge Mirza Mohammad Ayub Ali on the date for hearing on charge framing in a case filed against him and Faisal Morshed Khan, son of former foreign minister M Morshed Khan.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the case on July 1 last year with Bandar Police Station accusing him of concealing wealth in the statement he submitted to ACC earlier.

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