Graft case: Former Barishal city mayor jailed for 7 years
Former Barishal City Corporation mayor Ahsan Habib Kamal and four others were sentenced to seven years in prison in a corruption case for embezzling Tk 45 lakh.
Barishal Divisional Special Judge Mohsinul Haque handed down the verdict in the presence of the five accused this afternoon.
At the same time, the court also fined Kamal, former fisheries affairs secretary of the BNP central committee, and one Zakir Hossain, a contractor, Tk 1 crore each.
Three other convicts are Md Ishahak, former executive engineer of Barishal Municipality; Khan Nurul Islam, former assistant engineer of the municipality and current supervising engineer of the city corporation; and Abdus Sattar, former deputy assistant engineer of the municipality.