Immediately arrest fugitives in Destiny Group money laundering case: HC
The High Court today directed the home ministry to immediately take necessary steps to arrest the 39 fugitive convicts in the case filed for embezzling money from Destiny Group subscribers and money laundering.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) and Director General of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) have also been asked to issue red notice in order to arrest the fugitive convicts of the case who have already fled the country.
The HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akondo passed the order after rejecting a petition filed by former army chief Lt Gen (retd) Harun-Ar-Rashid seeking bail in a case.
Harun, who is now in the prisons cell of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), has filed the bail petition recently on medical grounds, Anti-Corruption Commission's lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan told The Daily Star.
Lawyer Md Rabiul Alam Budu appeared for Harun during hearing the bail petition.
A Dhaka court on May 12 sentenced all 46 accused, including Destiny Group Managing Director Rafiqul Amin and Destiny-2000 president Lt Gen (retd) Harun-Ar-Rashid, to different terms of imprisonment in money laundering case.
Among them, Rafiqul Amin was sentenced to 12 years of imprisonment and Lt Gen (retd) Harun-Ar-Rashid to four years.
Judge Shaikh Nazmul Alam of the Special Judge's Court-4 delivered the verdict.
The ACC on May 4, 2014 pressed charges against 51 people in two cases filed on charges of misappropriating over Tk 4,200 crore from investors.