Dhaka – The Appellate Division of Supreme Court (SC) cancelled the High Court judgment that acquitted businessman Giasuddin Al Mamun, a close friend and business associate of BNP’s Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman, in a case for accumulating wealth beyond his known sources of income.
A four-member bench led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha passed the order after hearing of the leave to appeal plea by the Anti-Corruption Commission.
The SC also ordered further hearing of the case, said Khurshid Alam, lawyer of ACC.
On October 27, 2008, the Special Judge’s Court had sentenced Mamun to 10 years’ imprisonment and fined him Tk10 lakh in default to suffer one year more in prison for accumulating property worth Tk101.73 crore beyond his known source of income.
On July 30, 2012, the High Court acquitted Mamun from corruption charges in response to an appeal.
Later on December 4, 2012, the ACC filed a leave to appeal with the SC.
During the army-backed caretaker government, the ACC on February 18, 2007 served notices on Mamun and 49 others asking them to submit their wealth statements within 72 hours.
As Mamun did not comply with the notice, Assistant Director of the ACC Mohammad Ibrahim filed the case against Mamun and his wife with the Cantonment Police Station on May 7 the same year on charges of acquiring wealth beyond known sources of income.- UNB