Case against Bashundhara chief to go on
The High Court yesterday rejected two writ petitions of Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan alias Shah Alam challenging the legality of the proceedings against him in a graft case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission.
The HC bench of Justice Md Imman Ali and Justice Obaidul Hasan passed the order after final hearing on the petitions.
ACC lawyer MA Aziz Khan told The Daily Star that the HC verdict paved the way for continuing the proceedings against Shah Alam.
Aziz said the court rejected the petitions as Shah Alam is a fugitive as per law and has no right to move such petition.
He said ACC filed the case on March 29, 2007 against former BNP minister Mirza Abbas and 11 others on charge of selling 18 abandoned government houses at a lower price.
Later, ACC submitted charge sheet against Shah Alam for purchasing two of the houses at a lower price and selling them to the men loyal to Mirza Abbas, Aziz added.
The HC on September 2008 stayed the proceedings against the petitioner. It dismissed the two petitions on April 5 this year.
Later, the bench recalled its order for analogously hearing both the petitions, Aziz added.