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SC scraps Aman, wife’s acquittal in graft case

SC scraps Aman, wife’s acquittal in graft case

Star Online Report

The Supreme Court today cancelled a High Court verdict that had acquitted BNP leader Amanullah Aman and his wife Sabera Aman in a corruption case.
On June 21 in 2007, the Special Judge’s Court sentenced Aman to 13 years’ imprisonment for amassing illegal wealth and concealing information about it.
Sabera was jailed for three years for abiding her husband in amassing the wealth.
The HC on August 16, 2010 acquitted them from the corruption charges.
A five-member bench of the Appellate Division of the SC headed by Chief Justice Md Mozammel Hossain passed the order after hearing an appeal filed by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) against the HC verdict.
Aman’s lawyer Ahsanul Karim and ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan told The Daily Star that the couple secured bail from the HC before it delivered the verdict.
Aman and Sabera will remain on bail though the SC stayed the HC verdict acquitting them from the corruption charges.

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