Fresh HC hearing of Maya graft appeal on Monday

Fresh HC hearing of Maya graft appeal on Monday

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The High Court will hear Disaster Management minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya’s appeal against his sentencing for corruption on Monday.

The Awami League MP had been slapped a 13-year prison term and fined Tk 50 million during the emergency rule in 2008.

The AL MP was sentenced to prison and fined on graft charges The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) had charged him with the illegal ownership of property worth around Tk 3 million.The High Court had overturned the verdict in October 2010 following an appeal by Maya.

The ACC then went to the Supreme Court, which quashed the High Court verdict and ordered a fresh hearing.

Justices Bhabani Prasad Singha and SM Mozibur Rahman have now scheduled the rehearing the top court had ordered in 2014, said ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan on Sunday.

There is speculation whether Maya will be able remain a minister and an MP if the appeals court upholds the sentence. –  bdnews24.com

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