Yet another acquittal for Azam
A Dhaka court yesterday discharged Jubo League General Secretary Mirza Azam from a case filed against him for amassing wealth worth over Tk 53 lakh illegally and giving false wealth information to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
Judge (in charge) Borhan Uddin Ahmed of the Special Judge Court-8 passed the acquittal order in presence of Mirza Azam after finding no evidence to frame charge against the AL leader.
In his order, the judge said the notice that was served to Azam asking him to submit his wealth statement was not legally issued. Moreover, the charges brought against Azam were baseless and concocted.
Following the order, charges against Azam's wife Aleya Azam were also dropped. Aleya Azam was accused of abetting her husband.
On July 7 of 2008, ACC Deputy Director SM Mofizul Islam, also the investigation officer (IO) of the case, submitted the charge sheet against Azam to the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's (CMM) Court showing 34 people as prosecution witnesses.
On January 10 of the same year, ACC Deputy Director Mobara Khanam filed the case against the couple with Ramna Police Station.