Verdict on graft case towards Tarique, Zubaida at 3pm in the present day

A Dhaka court docket will ship the judgement in the present day in a graft case filed by the Anti-Corruption Fee in 2007 towards BNP performing chairman Tarique Rahman and his spouse Zubaida Rahman.

Decide Md Asaduzzaman of Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Particular Decide’s Court docket will ship the judgment of their absence at 3:00pm, mentioned Further Public Prosecutor Tapash Kumar Pal.

In the meantime, pro-BNP attorneys are staging demonstrations on the court docket premises towards the trial of the case.

Earlier, pro-BNP attorneys introduced a day-long programme in protest of the unlawful judgment towards the duo, mentioned Omar Faruq Faruqui, convener of Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Discussion board of Dhaka Bar Affiliation.

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

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

Earlier, the court docket 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 court docket framed prices towards them. Earlier than that, the court docket 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 instances, principally filed in the course of the caretaker authorities rule in 2007 and 2008, and Zubaida has been indicted solely on this one.

Accepting the costs introduced towards them, 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 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 prices of amassing belongings price 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 prices 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 instances.

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

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