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Mahmudur Rahman indicted in ACC case

Update : 28 Apr 2014, 08:02 AM

A Dhaka court has indicted daily Amar Desh acting Editor Mahmudur Rahman in a corruption case for “concealing” his wealth status to the Anti-Corruption Commission.

Dhaka Special Judge 3 Bashudev Roy has passed the indictment order in presence of the accused on Monday after a hearing of discharge petition, filed by the defence, in this case.

Defence lawyer Sanaullah Mia represented Mahmudur Rahman and pleaded for discharge while Mosharraf Hossain Kajal represented the ACC requesting for indictment.

“He (Mahmudur Rahman) has been served legal notices repeatedly for disclosing his wealth status,” Kajal said. “But he did not respond. He should be indicted in this case.”

Mahmudur Rahman alleged that the government filed 70 cases against him to “implement its master-plans. This is purely a political agenda.”

He alleged that these cases were filed because of publishing articles against Sazeeb Wazed Joy, the son of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, on Amar Desh.

ACC deputy director and the investigation officer in this case Nur Ahammad filed this corruption suit against the editor with Gulshan police on April 13, 2010.

A charge sheet was filed over this case on July 15, 2010.

Mahmudur Rahman was arrested in April 2011 regarding publication of an alleged Skype conversation between a war crimes judge and a Belgium-based expert.

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