Tk 304cr Graft Case: ACC can quiz 4 NSU trustees at jail gate: court
A Dhaka court yesterday allowed the Anti-Corruption Commission to interrogate four members of North South University's (NSU) trustee board at the jail gate for one-day in a Tk 304 crore money laundering case.
The four accused are MA Kashem, Benajir Ahmed, Rehana Rahman and Mohammed Shajahan.
Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of the Metropolitan Senior Special Judge's Court passed the order after ACC Deputy Director Farid Ahmed Patwary, also the investigation officer of the case, produced them before the court with a forwarding report.
In the report, the IO said all the four, including NSU Board of Trustee Chairperson Azim Uddin Ahmed, were directly involved with the money laundering. They should be interrogated at the jail gate for gathering more information.
Defence lawyers submitted four petitions for providing them with first class division in jail on grounds that they were holding high-profile social status in their respective position.
Upon hearing both the sides, the judge sent them to jail and allowed the ACC to interrogate them at the jail gate for one day.
The judge also directed jail authorities to provide them with first class division in jail as per Jail Code.
On Sunday, the four were arrested after the HC rejected their anticipatory bail petitions in the case filed by ACC on May 5.