Tarique, Zubaida: Verdict on graft case at present
Court docket Correspondent
Wed Aug 2, 2023 12:00 AM Final replace on: Wed Aug 2, 2023 05:23 AM
A Dhaka court docket is meant to ship at present the judgement in a graft case filed by the Anti-Corruption Fee in 2007 towards BNP appearing chairman Tarique Rahman and his spouse Zubaida Rahman.
Decide Md Asaduzzaman of Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Particular Decide’s Court docket will pronounce the judgment of their absence at round 1:00pm, mentioned Dhaka Metropolitan Further Public Prosecutor Tapash Kumar Pal.
The couple has been proven as fugitives within the cost sheet.
On July 27, the choose set the date for supply of judgment after closing arguments from the prosecution within the case.
The court docket recorded statements of 42 prosecution witnesses, together with complainant of the case. On April 13, the identical court docket framed fees towards them.
Tarique and Zubaida have been in London since 2008.
This court docket on November 1 final yr issued arrest warrants towards the duo.
On June 26 final yr, the HC declared Tarique and Zubaida “fugitives” and rejected their petitions difficult the submitting of the graft case.
On September 26, 2007, ACC filed the case with Kafrul Police Station towards the 2 and Zubaida’s mom Syeda Iqbal Mand Banu, on fees of amassing property price Tk 4.82 crore by unlawful means and concealing the knowledge of Tk 2.16 crore of their wealth statements.
Nevertheless, trial proceedings towards Zubaida’s mom have been cancelled.