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Graft Charges Against Khoka

HC okays ACC move on case

The High Court (HC) has allowed the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to proceed with a corruption case filed against former Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka and 12 others.
Delivering a verdict on a petition yesterday, the HC bench of Justice Mohammad Anwarul Haque and Justice Md Mojibur Rahman Miah vacated its previous order that had stayed the proceedings of the case in August 2010.
On June 29, 2010, the ACC had filed the case with Shahbagh Police Station, against Khoka and 12 high officials of the corporation on charge of irregularities in the recruitment of 49 officials in 2006 and promotion of two of its officials in the same year.
Later on July 5, 2010, all the accused got anticipatory bail in the case.
Following a petition filed by nine of the accused including Khoka, the HC on August 22, 2010, stayed the proceedings.
“There is no legal bar to continue investigation into the case, which means that its proceedings will run at the trial court,” Barrister Ruhul Quddus Kajal, counsel for the petitioners told The Daily Star.
ACC counsel Khurshid Alam Khan said that the case is now pending with the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court, Dhaka.
In the verdict, the court said that the allegation of misuse of power against the petitioners in promoting two officials was not proved but investigation should be conducted into the other allegations.
Sadeque Hossain Khoka is now in police custody in an arson case.

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