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Amar Desh editor given 3 years in prison in ACC case


A Dhaka court on Thursday sentenced the daily Amar Desh Acting Editor Mahmudur Rahman to three years imprisonment in a case filed by the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) in 2010.
Dhaka’s Third Special Court,  Judge of Dhaka’s Special Judge Court-3 , Abu Ahmed Jomadar also fined Mahmudur Rahman
Tk 100,000 and in default, he will have to serve another one month in the prison.According to the case, the former Energy Adviser to the then Prime Minister Khaleda Zia,  Mahmudur Rahman failed to submit his wealth statement since 2001 to 2006,despite several  notices served upon him. The case docket says that he also concealed his source of income.
On April 28, last year, the then Judge of Dhaka’s Third Special Judge Court-3, Basudev Roy indicted Mahmudur Rahman in the case. .
ACC Deputy Director Nur Ahammad filed the case with the Gulshan Police Station on April 13, 2010. The charge sheet was submitted to the court on July 15 of the same year. He has been also blamed for instigating violence and spreading religious propaganda. Mahmudur Rahman  has been in the jail since April 11 last year.
He was arrested almost four months after he had been sued for publishing reports on Skype conversations between a judge of the International Crimes Tribunal and an expatriate Bangladeshi legal expert. – Special Correspondent


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