Hearing adjourned till Sept 29
A Dhaka court adjourned the hearing of the tax evasion case filed against businessman Giausuddin Al Mamun until September 29 as the jail authority did not produce him before the court on Monday.
Judge ANM Bashir Ullah of the Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court passed the order after the prosecution appealed to the court for adjournment of the hearing.
On August 26, Deputy Tax Commissioner Ayesha Siddiqui of the National Board of Revenue (NBR) filed the case against Mamun with the same court for dodging Tk 14 crore in income tax during the years from 2000 to 2007.
In her complaint, Ayesha mentioned that Mamun, director of Initex Apparels Ltd, had evaded Tk 14 crore in income tax from an income of Tk 54 crore from the company for the fiscal years 2000-2007.
According to the case, Mamun repeatedly gave "false" information about his real income and expenditure to the income tax department and did not show his return on income tax.
He also did not submit any statement of the money earned from the company to the NBR for the fiscal years 2000-2007, the complainant added.
Mamun, a close friend and business partner of former BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Tarique Rahman, was arrested from his house at Banani DOHS on March 26 of 2007.