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Verdict on Tarique’s money laundering case Thursday

  • Published at 10:15 am July 20th, 2016
  • Last updated at 03:39 pm July 20th, 2016
Verdict on Tarique’s money laundering case Thursday
The High Court will deliver its verdict in a money laundering case against BNP leader Tarique Rahman and his friend Gias Uddin Al Mamun on Thursday. The High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Amir Hossain will deliver the verdict, said the cause list on the website of the court. There was no lawyer present for Tarique, the son of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and also the party’s senior vice-chairman, as he has been absconding. The hearing of the appeals started on May 25. In October 2009, the Anti-Corruption Commission filed a case against Tarique and his business partner Gias for laundering money to Singapore between 2003 and 2007. On November 17, 2013, the Dhaka Third Special Judge Court acquitted Tarique, who has been living in the UK for the last eight years, and sentenced Gias to seven years’ imprisonment and slapped him with a Tk40 crore fine. The ACC filed an appeal against Tarique’s acquittal, while Gias – who is currently in jail – filed another one against his conviction on December 5. On January 19, 2014, the High Court asked Tarique to surrender before the trial court after the ACC’s appeal. But he did not respond. The High Court on January 20 and 21 published notice in newspaper asking him to surrender while the trial court sent summons to Tarique’s Dhaka and London addresses.