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Corrupt persons fined Tk 139cr in four months

Published : 07 Dec 2022 09:39 PM | Updated : 08 Dec 2022 05:28 PM

Corrupt persons were fined a total of 139 crore 13 lakh 81 thousand 953 taka in four months, July to October, of this year. 

Trial courts handed down the fines in various cases of corruption. 

At the same time, the trial courts in the country have also confiscated assets worth Tk 6 crore 35 lakh 19 thousand 701 in favour of the state, according to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) data.

According to the information revealed by the Legal and Prosecution Section of the ACC, verdicts were delivered in 112 corruption cases in the trial courts in the four months from July to October. Out of the cases, sentences were given in 71 cases. 

From July to October this year, ACC had a total of 3,335 pending cases in lower courts in Dhaka and outside Dhaka. Among them, 2 thousand 913 cases are under trial. Besides, the trial proceedings of 367 cases have been suspended following the orders of the High Court.

Currently, a total of 609 writ cases related to the ACC, 761 criminal cases, 964 appeal cases and 489 criminal revision cases are pending in the High Court. Besides, the suspension of 43 cases has been revoked by the higher court.

Among the judgements, are the ones related to Teknaf’s OC Pradeep Kumar Das, Titas Deputy Manager SM Hafizur Rahman, Dhara Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd; Major General (Retd.) Jalal Uddin Ahmed and dismissed army officer Colonel Md. of Shahid Uddin Khan. 

In this regard, it is also known that the corruption allegations against Pradip Kumar Das and his wife Chumki were proved and on July 7 they were sentenced to Tk 4 crore along with 10 years of rigorous imprisonment.

On the other hand, as the allegations of the case against Lt. Col. Shahid Uddin Khan, dismissed from the Bangladesh Army, have been proved, a fine of Tk 50,000 along with two years’ imprisonment.

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