Awami League lawmaker Abdur Rahman Bodi was sent to Dhaka Central Jail in Keranigonj soon after a special court sentenced him three years in prison today in a corruption case.
Bodi reached the jail around 1:30pm, Jahangir Kabir, Senior Jail Super of Dhaka Central Jail, told UNB.
Replying to a question, he said he will not get division facility in the jail as he is convicted in the case.
“Convicts don’t get division in jail. Though Bodi is an MP, he won’t get division,” Jahangir Kabir said.
Earlier in the day, the Special Judge’s Court in Dhaka sentenced him in jail for three years and fined Tk 10 lakh for concealing his wealth statement to the Anti-Corruption Commission.
Bodi supporters block Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf highway
Supporters of Abdur Rahman Bodi blocked Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf highway this noon protesting the court verdict.
Protesting the verdict, several hundred followers of Bodi took to the highway around 12noon causing a long tailback on the busy road, reports our Cox’s Bazar correspondent.
The agitators also held rallies blocking the highway at Morichya Bazar and Phalongkhali points.
Besides, several hundred leaders and activists of Awami League and its student and youth fronts also staged demonstrations at Kotbazar and Kutubpalang points on the highway. They also set fire to tyres there.
The vehicular movement returned to normal as the blocked was withdrawn around 4:00pm, said Md Kai Kislu, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Ukhiya Police Station.