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Mirza Abbas shown arrested in corruption case

  • Court proceedings underway
  • Case initiated on August 16, 2007
Update : 05 Nov 2023, 08:38 PM

BNP Standing Committee member Mirza Abbas was shown arrested in connection with a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on charges of concealing assets and acquiring wealth beyond known income. 

He was brought before Judge Manjurul Imam of Dhaka Special Judge Court-6, where he was officially arrested in the case on Sunday.

The case was initiated on August 16, 2007, by ACC Deputy Director Md Shafiul Alam, who filed the case at Ramna police station in the capital. 

Following an investigation, the charge sheet was submitted to the court on May 24, 2008, by ACC Deputy Director Khairul Huda. 

The investigation revealed allegations of Abbas acquiring assets of Tk4.23 crore and concealing property worth Tk22 lakh. The trial for this case commenced on June 16, 2008, during which testimonies from 24 individuals were heard.

Mirza Abbas was arrested around 8:30pm on October 31 from his residence in the capital. Prior to his arrest, on October 29, a case was filed against him by Sub-Inspector Mostafizur Rahman of Shahjahanpur police station in the capital. The case included 700-800 anonymous accused, with 49 names mentioned.

According to the case complaint, on October 28, after a rally in Naya Paltan at 3:40pm, led by BNP Standing Committee member Mirza Abbas, the accused gathered illegally, shouted anti-government slogans, and engaged in various acts of sabotage and destruction in the Shahjahanpur police station area. They used weapons, causing panic and fear among the public, hurled bricks with the intent to cause harm, and obstructed police work, even snatching away a weapon.

In connection with this case, Mirza Abbas was remanded for five days by the court of Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Shafi Uddin on November 1. The legal proceedings are currently underway.

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