SC clears way to continue graft trial against Moudud
The Supreme Court today affirmed its earlier order which upheld the High Court directive clearing the way to continue the trial proceedings of a corruption case against BNP’s standing committee member Moudud Ahmed.
A six-member bench of the Appellate Division of the SC headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain dismissed a petition filed by Moudud, seeking review of its earlier order.
On May 14, the apex court upheld the HC order that cleared the way to continue the trial proceedings against Moudud.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the case with Gulshan Police Station on September 16, 2007 against Moudud on charges of amassing illegal wealth worth Tk 7.38 crore and concealing information about his wealth worth Tk 4.40 crore.
On April 8 this year, the HC summarily rejected a revision petition filed by Moudud challenging the lower court order that dismissed his application for halting the trial proceedings.
In the revision petition, Moudud also prayed to the HC to stay the trial proceedings against him.
Later, Moudud filed the leave to appeal petition with the SC challenging the HC order.