SC to hear Tarique's petition Jan 20
The Supreme Court (SC) will hear on January 20 a leave to appeal petition filed by BNP Senior Vice-chairman Tarique Rahman against a High Court (HC) decision in a money laundering case.
The HC on September 29 last year rejected a writ petition Tarique filed challenging the proceedings of the case against him, saying the petition is not acceptable as per the provisions of the constitution.
Taqriue later filed a leave to appeal petition with the SC against the HC judgment.
After a brief hearing, Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division Justice SK Sinha yesterday sent the matter to the full bench for its hearing on January 20.
The Anti-corruption Commission (ACC) filed the money laundering case on October 26, 2009 with a Dhaka court against Tarique and his business partner Giasuddin Al Mamun on charges of illegally sending Tk 20.41 crore to Singapore between 2003 and 2007.
Barrister Moudud Ahmed appeared for Tarique while Attorney General Mahbubey Alam stood for ACC.