SC acquits Pankaj in graft case
The Supreme Court (SC) yesterday upheld a verdict of High Court (HC) that acquitted Awami Swechchasebak League General Secretary Pankaj Debnath in a corruption case.
A five member-bench of the Appellate Division of SC headed by Justice SK Sinha passed the order after dismissing an appeal filed by the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) against the HC verdict.
On August 26, 2007, a special court sentenced Pankaj Debnath to 13 years' imprisonment in a case. The ACC filed the case on charge of accumulating wealth worth over Tk 64 lakh illegally and concealing information from it about Tk 4.64 lakh.
The HC delivered a verdict scrapping the jail sentence on August 2, 2010.