The High Court has fixed October 7 for delivering judgement on the appeal filed by Relief and Disaster Management Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya against his conviction and sentencing in a graft case.
The High Court bench of justice Md Nazrul Isalm Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam fixed the date after concluding re-hearing on the appeal today.
On June 14, 2015, the Supreme Court had cancelled a prior High Court verdict that had acquitted Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya from the corruption charges, that landed him in 13 years of jail time.
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The same day, the apex court directed the High Court to hold re-hearing on the appeal filed by Maya.
A special court on February 14, 2008, convicted Maya and sentenced him to 13 years in jail, fined him Tk 5 crore, and ordered confiscation of about Tk 6 crore of his “ill-gotten” wealth.
Maya, who was on the run during the trial, did not stand in the 2008 parliamentary elections. He returned home after his party came to power.
He filed the appeal with the HC on May 25, 2009, challenging the special court's verdict.
He was acquitted by the HC on October 27, 2010.
In 2011, the ACC filed the petition for permission to appeal against the HC verdict.