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Reinvestigation into Morshed’s graft: SC to deliver order Thursday

  • Published at 01:38 am March 7th, 2018
Reinvestigation into Morshed’s graft: SC to deliver order Thursday
The Supreme Court will deliver its verdict on a petition filed against a High Court order for reinvestigation into money-laundering charges against former foreign minister M Morshed Khan, his wife and son on Thursday. A four-member Appellate Division bench, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, set the date on Tuesday after hearing Morshed's leave-to-appeal petition filed challenging the High Court. The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on December 31, 2013, filed the case against BNP vice-chairman Morshed, his wife Nasrin Khan and son Foysal Morshed Khan on charges of siphoning money off to Hong Kong. The ACC submitted a final report in the case in July, 2015. Later, the lower court cleared the three accused of the charges after accepting the report. The ACC lawyer said Hong Kong police have kept the accounts closed since 2008 following an administrative order. Later, they sent a letter to the Bangladesh authorities saying that they will open the accounts if Bangladesh does not take any steps. Finally, the ACC filed two petitions with the lower court seeking its order to revive the case and conduct further investigation. However, the court rejected the petitions. The ACC subsequently filed a revision petition with the High Court.