Mohiuddin's tax evasion case withdrawn

Mohiuddin’s tax evasion case withdrawn


A Chittagong court has withdrawn a tax evasion case against former Chittagong City Corporation mayor and Awami League leader ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury.
Divisional Special Judge Ataur Rahman issued the order on Monday, more than four years after the home ministry recommended withdrawal of the case on grounds that it was filed with intent of ‘political persecution’.Public Prosecutor Mejbah Uddin Chowdhury said the court had ordered withdrawal of the case based on the recommendation of the home ministry.
The case was filed against the former mayor on July 7, 2008 for concealing information of his income of Tk 11.3 million in 2004-5 to 2006-7 fiscal.
The home ministry on July 21, 2009 sent a letter to the Special Judge’s Court to withdraw the case.
But it could not be vacated as the High Court issued a stay order on the case.
The High Court later withdrew the stay order following a petition by Chowdhury. –


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