Fisheries Minister along with Orion Group chairman acquitted

Fisheries Minister along with Orion Group chairman acquitted

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Dhaka-A Dhaka court on Tuesday acquitted Fisheries and Livestock Minister Muhammad Sayedul Hoque and Orion Group Chairman Obaidul Karim in a case filed on the allegations of corruption against the accused.Judge Aminul Hoque of the Special Judge Court-4 passed the order on Tuesday as the prosecution could not prove the allegations against the accused.
The case says that while Sayedul Hoque was a member of the parliament of Bhramonbaria-1 constituency, he imported a duty-free car and later sold it out to Obaidul Karim, which allegedly caused a loss of Tk 85,55,680 to the national exchequer.
The incident took place between September 22, 2004 and July 11, 2007. Later, Abdul Karim, Deputy Director of Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the graft case with Tejgaon Police Station of the city.-Court Correspondent

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