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Hallmark Chairman Jasmine jailed for 3 years

  • Published at 03:08 pm July 11th, 2018
  • Last updated at 10:10 pm July 11th, 2018
Hallmark Group Chairman Jasmine Islam File Photo

The court has also fined her Tk20 lakh in the corruption case

A Dhaka court has sentenced Hallmark Group Chairman Jasmine Islam to three years imprisonment in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for not submitting her wealth statement.

Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman of Special Court 5 also fined her Tk20 lakh while passing the verdict on Wednesday in presence of Jasmine.

The court also ordered the state to realize the money from the convict within 60 days.

During the trial, six out of seven prosecution witnesses had testified in court.

Jasmine is also the wife of Hallmark Group Managing Director Tanvir Mahmud. Both of them are accused in the much-talked-about Hallmark loan scam case.

The ACC, while probing that case, had found information about huge undeclared assets of the couple and asked Jasmine to submit a wealth statement.

After she failed to do so, the anti-graft watchdog filed the case, in which she was convicted yesterday, at Dhaka’s Ramna model police station against her on December 12, 2013.

According to case details, on November 13, 2013, ACC had sent a notice to Jasmine, asking her to submit the wealth statement to the commission within seven workdays.

Even though the deadline was extended to December 4 that year following an appeal she filed on November 24, Jasmine did not comply and submit the statement.

The ACC submitted the charge sheet against her in the graft case on October 22, 2014.

Jasmine is also accused in 11 cases, along with 26 top officials of Sonali Bank Ltd and Hallmark Group, filed by the ACC in October 2012 on charges of misappropriating over Tk1,568 crore.