BNP leader Rafiqul gets 3-yr jail in graft case

BNP leader Rafiqul gets 3-yr jail in graft case

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A Dhaka court on Tuesday sentenced BNP standing committee member Barrister Rafiqul Islam Miah to three-year jail in a graft case filed for amassing illegal wealth.

Judge Sheikh Golam Mahbub of Dhaka Special Judge Court-6 passed the order denying a time petition filed by Rafiqul’s lawyer Golam Mostafa Khan to defer the verdict.The court also fined him Tk 50 thousand, by default, or he has to serve three-month more imprisonment.The court issued arrest warrant against Rafiqul as he did not appear before it today (Tuesday) while delivering the verdict.In 2001, the then Anti-Corruption Commission asked Rafiqul Islam a notice to submit his wealth statement.

But, he did not submit the statement. Later on January 15, 2004, the ACC official Liakat Hossain filed a case accusing Rafiqul with Uttara Police Station.After investigation, the official submitted charge-sheet against Rafiqul on November 30.Taking the charge-sheet into cognizance, the court started its trail on November 14, 2017.

source: UNB

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