Hazari gets 10 years' RI
A special court yesterday sentenced former Awami League lawmaker Zainal Hazari to 10 years' rigorous imprisonment (RI) for amassing Tk 1 crore illegally.
Judge Amar Kumar Roy of the Special Court-2 on the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban premises also fined Hazari Tk 5 lakh, in default, to serve three months more in jail.
The court also ordered confiscation of Hazari's ill-gotten money amounting to Tk 1 crore.
The sentence will be effective from the day of his surrender or arrest as Hazari now absconding.
Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Deputy Director Shafiqur Rahman filed the case with Feni Model Police Station on November 2 last year for acquiring Tk 1 crore illegally.