Tarique jailed for 9 years, Zubaida 3 years

BNP appearing chairman Tarique Rahman was sentenced to 9 years’ imprisonment and his spouse Zubaida Rahman was handed a three-year jail sentence in a graft case filed by the Anti-Corruption Fee in 2007.

Choose Md Asaduzzaman of Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Particular Choose’s Courtroom delivered the judgment of their absence.

Tarique was additionally fined Tk 3 crore, in default of which he must serve three extra months in jail.

The courtroom fined Zubaida Tk 35 lakh. If she fails to pay the cash, she must serve yet one more month in jail.

Earlier within the day, pro-BNP attorneys had been staging demonstrations on the courtroom premises towards the trial of the case.

Forward of the judgment, further police forces had been deployed on the courtroom premises, mentioned Deputy Commissioner (Prosecution) Anisur Rahman.

On July 27, the prosecution accomplished arguments and sought highest punishment for the couple.

Earlier, the courtroom recorded statements of 42 prosecution witnesses, together with complainant of the case.

The couple has been proven fugitives within the cost sheet.

On April 13, the identical courtroom framed costs towards them. Earlier than that, the courtroom dismissed a lawyer’s petition searching for permission to defend them.

Tarique and Zubaida have been in London since 2008.

Tarique is accused in 15 different circumstances, principally filed through the caretaker authorities rule in 2007 and 2008, and Zubaida has been indicted solely on this one.

Accepting the costs introduced towards them, this courtroom on November 1 final 12 months issued arrest warrants towards the duo.

On June 26 final 12 months, the HC declared Tarique and Zubaida “fugitives” and rejected their writ petitions difficult the submitting of the graft case.

The HC additionally withdrew the keep order on the case.

On September 26, 2007, the ACC filed the case with Kafrul Police Station towards the 2 and Zubaida’s mom Syeda Iqbal Mand Banu, on costs of amassing belongings value Tk 4.82 crore by way of unlawful means and concealing the knowledge of Tk 2.16 crore of their wealth statements.

After a probe, the investigation officer pressed costs towards the three on March 31, 2009.

Nevertheless, trial proceedings towards Zubaida’s mom had been cancelled.

Tarique has been sentenced to life imprisonment within the August 21 grenade assault circumstances.

He was additionally sentenced in two different circumstances, together with the Zia Orphanage Belief graft case.


The ACC on September 26, 2007 sued Tarique, Zubaida Rahman, Iqbalmand Banu for amassing unlawful wealth and concealing wealth info.

Tarique was charged with incomes wealth over Tk 4.82 crore illegally and concealing info of properties value over Tk 4.23 crore in his wealth assertion submitted to the ACC.

Zubaida and her mom had been accused of abetting Tarique in establishing that the cash was earned by way of authorized means, ACC Deputy Director Muhammad Jahirul Huda, additionally the complainant of the case, talked about within the case filed with Kafrul Police Station.

Tarique submitted his wealth assertion to the anti-graft physique on June 10 of 2007 by way of the jail authorities, claiming to have belongings within the title of his spouse, his daughter and himself value Tk 1.37 crore.

Jahirul submitted a report back to the ACC on July 25 of 2007 after an investigation into Tarique’s wealth account.

Within the investigation it was discovered that Tarique grew to become the proprietor of Bangla newspaper Dainik Dinkal by taking it over as writer and printer from Prof Mazidul Islam by way of an settlement on August 12, 1998.

The ACC deputy director talked about within the case that in accordance with vouchers, cashbooks, ledgers and audit reviews, by changing into the every day’s proprietor Tarique owned over Tk 4.15 crore towards an funding of over Tk 1.74 crore.

Tarique additionally hid details about 250 shares of Rahman Group value Tk 2.5 lakh in his wealth assertion.

It was additionally talked about within the case assertion that Tarique, his spouse and daughter personal land and three Mounted Deposit Receipts (FDR) value Tk 58.45 lakh. However the wealth didn’t match Tarique’s precise earnings.

Of the wealth, 2.01 acres of land at Gabtoli in Bogura was in Tarique’s title. His spouse had two FDRs — one value Tk 25 lakh and the opposite Tk 10 lakh — with the Banani department of Prime Financial institution Ltd. Apart from, there was an FDR value Tk 20 lakh with the Banani department of Dhaka Financial institution Ltd within the title of Tarique’s daughter Zaima Rahman.

In his wealth assertion, Tarique talked about that he purchased the piece of land for Tk 3.45 lakh in Might 2003 with the cash he had earned from enterprise. Nevertheless, his whole expenditure throughout 2001-2006 was greater than his earnings, which suggests he purchased the land property by way of dishonest means or with unknown sources of earnings.

The case assertion mentioned Zubaida claimed that her mom supplied the cash for the 2 FDRs.

Iqbalmand Banu additionally mentioned she supplied the quantity from the cash she had obtained at a time renting out her homes at Mohakhali and Motijheel.

In main investigations, nevertheless, their claims proved to be false. One Enayetul Bari Jewel, who has no relation or involvement with Zubaida, deposited the cash with the financial institution for opening the FDRs.

The investigating officer believes that Tarique supplied the cash from his undeclared earnings, the case assertion mentioned.

The case additionally mentioned Tarique claimed that he supplied Tk 20 lakh for opening the FDR for his daughter taking mortgage from Rahman Group, however no proof was present in favour of the mortgage.

Back To Top