Ex-BNP whip Zahed Ali acquitted
A Sherpur court has acquitted 10 leaders and workers of BNP and Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, including ex-whip of BNP Zahed Ali Chowdhury, in an extortion case as allegations against them were not proved.
Zahed Ali was elected lawmaker from Sherpur-2 (Nokla-Nalitabari) constituency in last parliament election. His younger brother Munir Chowdhury is one of the acquitted ten.
Badrul Islam, first joint district and assistant sessions judge in Sherpur, delivered the verdict in a crowded courtroom on Monday. Earlier, he examined seven witnesses of the case.
Ward Commissioner Mohammad Helal Uddin filed the case with Nokla Police Station on April 22, 2007.