Charge framed against Babar
A Dhaka court yesterday framed charges against former state minister for home Lutfozzaman Babar in a case filed for dodging Tk 2.65 crore in income tax from 1999-2000 to 2008-09 fiscal years.
The court also fixed September 21 for starting trial of the case.
Earlier, 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, on February 14 of 2010.
NBR, in its case statement, mentioned that Babar, director of Master Electronics Industries Ltd, evaded Tk 2,65,44,122 in income tax on his income of Tk 8,06,80,122 from his firm during the fiscal years.
Babar repeatedly provided false information about his real income and expenditure, alleged the NBR statement.
The former state minister was earlier arrested on charges of amassing a huge amount of money through illegal means during the last caretaker government.