Wednesday, January 20, 2021 | ePaper

BNP’s Ishraque acquitted in graft case

  • Print
Court Correspondent :
The Special Judge's Court-4 of Dhaka yesterday acquitted BNP's Ishraque Hossain, who was a candidate of the last Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) mayoral election, in a case lodged for not submitting his wealth statement to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
Judge Shaikh Nazmul Alam of the special court passed the acquittal order in presence of Ishraque Hossain, son of former combined Dhaka City
Corporation Mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka, in a crowded courtroom.
The judge pointed out he found no acceptable evidence to convict Ishraque. The prosecution could not produce vital witnesses to prove the charges. Moreover, the notice was not duly served. So, the accused was acquitted, the judge concluded.
Earlier, the prosecution and the defence completed their arguments and the court recorded statements of six prosecution witnesses, including the complainant of the case.
The court on January 15 of the present year framed charges against the BNP leader in the case filed by the ACC with Ramna Model Police Station.
On December 6, 2018, ACC Deputy Director Jahangir Hossain pressed charges against Ishraque Hossain in the case.

More News For this Category

Narcotics Control Dept official held

Staff Reporter :Police arrested an official of Narcotics Control Department and two of his associates on charge of looting gold by pretending to be members of detective branch of police.The

Civil Court Amendment Bill, 2021 placed in JS

Civil Courts Amendment Bill, 2021 was placed in the Jatiya Sangad aiming to raise the financial jurisdiction of the Judges of the lower court for disposal of civil cases.Law, Justice

Model Sadia Naz's hanging body recovered in city

News Desk  :The hanging body of model Sadia Naz has been recovered from her home in the Bhatara area of the capital. It is assumed that she committed suicide.Model Barish

Vehicles are seen plying on Dhaka-Maowa Highway on Tuesday turning on their headlights as dense fog engulfs the surrounding area.

Vehicles are seen plying on Dhaka-Maowa Highway on Tuesday turning on their headlights as dense fog engulfs the surrounding area.

Bahrain urged to take back Bangladeshi expats

Bangladesh has urged the Bahrain government to take back expatriate Bangladeshis who got stuck here due to the Covid-19 situation.Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen made the request during a

Capitol rioter allegedly hoped to sell Pelosi laptop to Russia: FBI

AFP :A young woman identified as having taken part in the storming of the US Capitol reportedly stole a laptop from top Democrat Nancy Pelosi's office and hoped to sell

Writ seeks HC order to restrain media from publishing rape victims' identity

Staff Reporter :A rights organisation on Tuesday filed a writ petition with the High Court seeking its directive to restrain the media from publishing and broadcasting the identity of rape

5th phase of municipality polls Feb 28

Staff Reporter :The Election Commission (EC) has announced 5th phase of municipality polls civic body election' schedule in which election will be held on February 28 in 31 municipalities.After a

Dhaka optimistic about Rohingya repatriation from 2nd quarter

Bangladesh has pushed Myanmar hard on creating a favourable environment for Rohingya repatriation and "cautiously expressed optimism" to begin it in the second quarter of this year.The two countries will

Govt readies bills to publish HSC, equivalent exams results amid pandemic

News Desk :The government has proposed legal amendments in parliament to publish the outcome of last year's Higher Secondary Certificate and equivalent exams in an alternative evaluation method amid the