Nazmul Huda sent to jail in bribery case

Nazmul Huda sent to jail in bribery case

Prothom Alo English Desk | Jan 06, 2019

Nazmul Huda. Prothom Alo File PhotoA Dhaka court has sent former minister Nazmul Huda to jail in a graft case, reports UNB.

Judge of Dhaka Special Judge Court-2 HM Ruhul Imran passed the order after rejecting his bail petition on Sunday.

Former leader of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Nazmul Huda surrendered before the court and filed a petition seeking bail in the case.

Besides, the court also granted the petition seeking medical treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) and division in the jail.

Earlier, on 8 November, the High Court commuted former communications minister Nazmul Huda’s seven years’ imprisonment to four years in the graft case.

An HC bench of justice Bhabani Prasad Singha and justice Mustafa Zaman Islam also asked him to surrender before a trial court within 45 days after a copy of the verdict reaches the trial court.

On 27 August, 2007, a Special Judge’s Court sentenced the former BNP minister to seven years’ imprisonment while his wife to three years’ imprisonment in the case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). It also fined Nazmul Huda Tk 25 million.

However, the High Court on 20 March, 2011 acquitted them from the charge and later the Appellate Division on 1 December, 2014 scrapped the HC verdict and asked for hearing the petition again.

ACC deputy director Shariful Islam filed the case against Nazmul Huda and his wife Sigma Huda on 21 March, 2007 on charge of taking Tk 24 million as bribe from a person named Mir Jaher Hossain.

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