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Ishraque indicted in graft case

  • Published at 06:52 pm January 15th, 2020
Ishraque Hossain, the BNP's mayoral candidate in the upcoming Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) polls
Ishraque Hossain Collected

The Dhaka Special Court 4 sets February 9 for starting the trial through deposition of witnesses

A Dhaka court has indicted BNP-backed mayoral candidate for Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Ishraque Hossain in a graft case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

The Dhaka Special Court 4 on Wednesday framed the charges in presence of Ishraque rejecting a discharge petition filed by the accused.

Judge Sheikh Nazmul Alam also set February 9 for starting the trial through deposition of witnesses.

On September 1, 2008, the ACC served a notice to Ishraque, son of late former Dhaka city mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka, to submit his wealth information to the anti-graft body.

As he did not comply with the notice, former assistant director Shamsul Alam of the ACC filed a case against Ishraque with Ramna police station on August 29, 2010. 

On December 6, 2018, ACC Deputy Director Jahangir Hossain, also the investigation officer of the case, submitted a charge sheet to the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court.