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ACC seeks stay order on film on Jahalam

Jahalam was arrested in 2016 after he was mistaken for Abu Salek, who was accused in 33 cases filed by the ACC over loan fraud and the embezzlement of nearly Tk18.5 crore from Sonali Bank

Update : 18 Mar 2019, 07:43 PM

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is set to seek a stay order from the High Court on the making of a film based on the story of Jahalam, who was wrongly-convicted and imprisoned for three years due to an identity mix-up.

The ACC will file a petition with the court in this regard on Tuesday, ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan told the Dhaka Tribune.

“We have prepared all the necessary documents, which will be submitted to a vacation bench tomorrow [Tuesday],” Khurshid said.


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Jahalam was arrested in 2016 after he was mistaken for Abu Salek, who was accused in 33 cases filed by the ACC over loan fraud and the embezzlement of nearly Tk18.5 crore from Sonali Bank.

Jahalam was released on February 4, a day after it was brought to the High Court’s attention that he was serving time instead of Salek.


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Recently, film maker Maria Tushar informed media that a film based on Jahalam's life was being planned, and she had registered with the Bangladesh Film Development Corporation to direct the film.

“The HC in a verbal order on March 6 said nothing can be done on any sub-judice matter. The attempt to make a film would be in contempt of court,” said Khurshid.

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