BD Anti-graft body for staying film move on Jaha Alam

BD Anti-graft body for staying film move on Jaha Alam


Dhaka, Mar 19 (UNB)— The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday moved the High Court seeking a stay order on a proposed film on Jaha Alam, who spent three years in jail in place of the real accused in two dozen corruption cases.
ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan said the hearing will be included in the cause list on Wednesday for the bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam. 

Khan said they sought a stay order until the 33 cheque fraud cases, pending in subordinate court, and the High Court’s suo-moto rule are resolved.

Two newspapers reported on March 13 that a film is set to be made on Jaha Alam. The ACC decided to move the court the next day.

Lawyer Khan said the High Court on March 6 noted that making films on sub-judice matters is tantamount to contempt of court.

Jaha Alam, a jute mill worker, languished in jail since February 2016 in 26 corruption cases in place of the real accused Abu Salek. He was arrested in cases filed by the ACC for misappropriating money instead of Salek.

Jaha Alam was released from Kashimpur Central Jail-2 in Gazipur on February 4 following a High Court order.


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