Two get 15 years in jail for money laundering

Two get 15 years in jail for money laundering

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Dhaka – A court here on Monday sentenced two men to 15-year jail term under separate sections of penal code in a money laundering case filed by then Anti-Corruption Bureau in 2003.The convicted men are-Om Prokash Chowdhury alias Om Prokash Agarwal and Har-e Krishna Saha. They remain absconding.

Under section-406, the court sentenced them three year jail and fined Tk 10 crore, under section 468- five year jail and fined Tk 10 lakh by default they have to serve one year more jail and under section 471- seven year jail and fined Tk 10 lakh, by default they have to serve more one year and six months jail.

According to the prosecution, the convicted people embezzled Tk 17 crore 38 lakh and 50,000 of Dhaka Bank using papers of their fake residential address and fake institutions M/S HB apparels.

Later, Mir Mohammad Joynul Abedin Siddiq, assistant director of then anti-corruption bureau filed the case against 14 people with Motijheel police station on January 1, 2013.

Later, police pressed charge against 13 people.In 20014, nine accused were excluded from the chargesheet.After examining all the records and witnesses, Dhaka divisional special judge Mizanur Rahman Khan handed down the verdict acquitting two other accused Narayan Chandra Bhowmick and Khandaker Nasir Hasan.UNB

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