HC acquits Janakantha editor of ACC case
The High Court (HC) acquitted Atiqullah Khan Masud, editor of the daily Janakantha, of a corruption charge in which he was sentenced to 13 years' imprisonment during the regime of military-backed caretaker government.
A special court in 2008 convicted Atiqullah in the case filed by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for amassing illegal wealth and concealing information about it.
The HC bench, comprised of Justice Shamsul Huda and Justice Abu Bakar Siddiquee, passed the verdict after granting an appeal filed by Atiqullah challenging the special judge's judgement.
Counting yesterday's one, Atiqullah has been acquitted from six cases in which he was sentenced to a total of 48 years' imprisonment.
Earlier, he was released from jail on bail granted by this court.
Barrister M Amir-Ul Islam appeared for Atiqullah.