Jaha Alam's Imprisonment: Submit report by May 2: HC to ACC | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 18, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:42 AM, April 18, 2019

Jaha Alam's Imprisonment: Submit report by May 2: HC to ACC

The High Court (HC) yesterday asked the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to submit its probe report on Jaha Alam's imprisonment by May 2, to identify the culprits responsible for his wrongful imprisonment and sufferings in jail for three years.

The bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader also set May 2 for further hearing on this issue.

Jute mill worker Jaha Alam, who had been languishing in jail since February 2016, was released on February 4 this year, a day after HC exonerated him from the charges.

He was arrested in connection with cases filed by the ACC for misappropriation of Sonali Bank money.

During yesterday's hearing, the bench asked ACC lawyer Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan to place the progress report before it by May 2, if the probe committee cannot complete the inquiry by that time.

Advocate Khurshid said the committee is conducting its investigation and is yet to submit any report to the ACC.

Earlier yesterday, Jaha Alam appeared before the

HC bench for placing his statement, as per its order on April 10.

However, the judges did not hear his statement as the relevant file of the case was not produced before the bench.

A court official informed the judges that the case dockets are still pending before another HC bench.

Talking to The Daily Star, Advocate Amit Das Gupta, who moved for the suomoto rule, said that ACC has formed an internal committee led by a district judge to probe into the Jaha Alam matter.

The lawyer also said that the HC yesterday did not specifiy whether Jaha Alam will have to appear before the bench on May 2.

Earlier on April 10, during another hearing on the issue, the HC bench had asked Jaha Alam to appear before it to give his statement about his sufferings in jail and how he is doing now after being freed.

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