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12:00 AM, October 17, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:39 AM, October 17, 2019

Graft Case

Man sentenced to 18 years’ jail

A Faridpur court yesterday sentenced a former junior auditor to 18 years’ imprisonment and fined him Tk 91,400 in a corruption case, filed by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).  

Mujibur Rahman, public prosecutor (PP) of ACC, said, “The convict is Md Shamsul Haque, 62. He worked as a junior auditor officer in Pangsha upazila of Rajbari from April 3, 1997 to March 3, 2002.”

Judge Md Motiar Rahman of Special Judge’s Court in Faridpur delivered the verdict in presence of the convict, according to the PP. He was sentenced to different terms and fined different amounts under sections 409, 467 and 877 of the Penal Code, and the Prevention of Corruption Act. He has to serve the jail terms concurrently, he added.

According to the case statement, Shamsul Haque misappropriated Tk 8,09,000 through corruption and misusing power while he was a junior auditor of Pangsha upazila in Rajbari, reports our Faridpur correspondent.

Gazi Md Shamsul Arefin, the then sub-deputy director of Faridpur ACC, filed a case in this connection with Pangshi Police Station on August 9, 2016, and submitted charge-sheet against Shamsul Haque on August 21, 2017.

ACC SUES FORMER FERTILISER WAREHOUSE IN-CHARGE OVER GRAFT OF TK 5CR

Bogura Anti-Corruption Commission has sued a former in-charge of Santaher fertiliser warehouse, over gaining assets worth Tk 4.96 crore beyond his known source of income, reports our Bogura correspondent.

Aminul Islam, assistant director of Bogura ACC, filed the case yesterday against Nabir Uddin Khan, 62, former in-charge of Santahar urea buffer warehouse.

“Bogura ACC issued a notice to Nabir and his wife Mohsina Begum on June 25. Within the time, Nabir did not response to the notice but his wife did.”

After investigation, ACC found that Nabir gained immovable property worth Tk 4.94 crore and movable assets worth Tk 14.55 lakh, beyond his government salary, said Aminul Islam.

Nabir had secured bail from a previous corruption case and is now on the run, Aminul added. On October 31, 2018, Bogura ACC filed a case against him with Adamdighi Police Station on allegation of embezzlement of Tk 93 crore by selling fertiliser in black market from the same warehouse, said ACC sources.

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