Hearing on admissibility on June 27
A Dhaka court yesterday re-fixed June 27 for hearing on the admissibility of the case filed against Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) chairman and two others for asking former energy adviser Mahmudur Rahman to explain some alleged corruption charges.
Judge Imrul Kayesh of the First Joint District Judge's Court passed the order after Mahmudur's lawyers submitted a petition seeking an adjournment of the hearing.
In the petition, lawyers said their client would file an appeal with the higher court challenging the legality of the ACC notice that asked Mahmudur Rahman to explain several alleged charges of corruption brought against him into an investigation.
The allegations include gaining financial benefits by abusing power from Shinepukur Ceramics Ltd, illegally employing one Lutfullah at the Board of Investment and unusual transactions with IFIC Bank Ltd at Dhanmondi branch in the city.
Acquiring wealth through illegal means, sending workers abroad by using false identities and holding a meeting with government officials at Uttara were also among the allegations made by the ACC.
The defendants are ACC Chairman Ghulam Rahman, its Deputy Director (training) Mohammad Zahirul Huda and a deputy director-2 (unnamed) at the Prime Minister's Office.
In his plaint, Mahmudur, also former executive chairman of Board of Investment, said the ACC in the notice on March 10 asked him to appear at its head office on March 16 to explain the allegations.
Mahmudur Rahman, also acting editor of the daily Amar Desh, filed the case against the three on April 12, even though the operation of the notice expired on March 16.