Verdict in appeal against Tarique’s acquittal Thursday

Verdict in appeal against Tarique’s acquittal Thursday

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Dhaka -The High Court is set to deliver its verdict tomorrow (Thursday) on the Anti-Corruption Commission’s (ACC) appeal
against a lower court verdict that acquitted BNP Senior Vice-chairman Tarique Rahman in a money laundering case.
The court will also deliver judgment on another appeal filed by Tarique’s friend and business partner Giasuddin Al Mamun against the
trial court verdict that had sentenced him to seven years’ imprisonment in the same case.HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Amir Hossain on Wednesday fixed the date for the delivery of the judgment, said ACC
lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan.
Earlier on June 16, the bench kept pending its verdicts to be delivered any day after concluding hearing of the appeals.
On January 3, ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan prayed to an HC bench to fix a date for hearing its appeal challenging the acquittal of
Tarique, elder son of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, in the case.
In 2009, the anti-graft watchdog filed the case against Tarique and Giasuddin Al Mamun for illegally sending Tk20.41 crore to Singapore
between 2003 and 2007.
On November 17, 2013, a Dhaka court acquitted Tarique and sentenced Mamun to seven years in jail and fined him Tk40 crore.
On December 5 that year, the ACC appealed to the HC challenging Tarique’s acquittal in the politically sensitive case.
Following the appeal, the HC on January 19 in 2014 asked the lower court to send the case records to it and ordered Tarique to surrender
before the trial court.

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