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Wrongfully accused Jahalam gets his job back

  • Published at 12:40 am April 27th, 2019
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File photo of jute factory worker Jahalam, who has spent the last three years in jail instead of the real accused in 33 graft cases Focus Bangla

Jahalam was arrested on February 6, 2016 after he was mistaken for Abu Salek; who is the original accused in 33 cases that ACC had filed in 2014

Jute factory worker Jahalam, who spent the last three years behind bars after being wrongfully accused in 33 corruption cases has got his job back at the Bangladesh Jute Mills.

On April 16, Jahalam produced the necessary documents to the Bangladesh Jute Mills in Ghorashal, Narsingdi after which he joined in his workplace on Tuesday on the Bangladesh Jute Mills corporation (BJMC) chairman's order, said his brother Shahanur Mia.

"We are now in a very difficult situation. We are having trouble affording two meals a day. We can't pay our loans back," said Shahanur 

"We are worried about getting compensation and demanding government involvement in this matter. We also demand exemplary punishment for the people who investigated my brother's case." added Shahanur.

Jahalam also demanded compensation for his wrongful confinement and said it is hard for him to concentrate in his job as he often feels traumatized.

Jahalam was arrested on February 6, 2016 after he was mistaken for Abu Salek; who is the original accused in 33 cases that ACC had filed in 2014, over loan fraud and embezzlement of Tk18.5 crore from Sonali Bank Limited.

He came out of Dhaka Central Jail 2 in Kashimpur, Gazipur around 12:50am on February 4.

Jahalam's mother Monowara Begum broke into tears, seeing his son after three years and bathed him in milk to receive him inside their home in the Dhuburia area in Tangail’s Nagarpur upazila.