Hearing on charge framing deferred
A Dhaka court yesterday deferred the hearing till January 2 on charge framing against former law minister Barrister Moudud Ahmed in a case filed against him for amassing wealth through illegal means and concealing wealth statement from the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
Judge Nirmal Kanti Chowdhury of the Special Judge's Court-6 passed the order after Moudud's lawyer submitted petition seeking an adjournment of the hearing.
In the petition, defence lawyer Taherul Islam Towhid mentioned that Moudud, now on bail, could not appear before it, as he was busy with several important cases at the High Court (HC). So, he prayed for an adjournment of the hearing.
On the other hand, Special Public Prosecutor Mosharraf Hossain Kajol opposed it saying that the accused petitioner had been taking time for long. So, the hearing on charge framing against the accused was not held.
The proceedings of the case were stayed for long time following an order from the HC. But the Supreme Court on August 8 this year vacated the stay and ruled that the trial against Moudud be continued.