Breaking News
August 16, 2022 - BNP is byproduct of Bangabandhu killing: Hasan
August 16, 2022 - President hosts milad at Bangabhaban on National Mourning Day
August 16, 2022 - National Mourning Day observed with due solemnity
August 16, 2022 - PM pays homage to Bangabandhu
August 12, 2022 - n My View Bangladesh performs poorly in global ranking of universities
August 12, 2022 - BD to import 3 lakh tonnes of wheat from Russia
August 12, 2022 - Tarek Reaz Khan, Managing Director and CEO of Padma Bank Limited and Mustafa Rafiqul Islam, Chairman & Managing Director of Flora Systems Limited, exchange document after signing an agreement regarding the Digital Transformation of the bank at it’s corporate head office in the city on Wednesday. Top officials from both sides were present.
August 11, 2022 - Socio economic impacts of fuel price hike
August 11, 2022 - Mahtabur re-elected NRB Bank chairman
August 11, 2022 - Abdul Kadir Molla, Chairman, Board of Directors of South Bangla Agriculture & Commerce (SBAC) Bank Limited, presides over its 148th meeting at its head office in the capital recently. Directors and other top executives of the bank were present.
August 11, 2022 - Syed Waseque Md Ali, Managing Director of First Security Islami Bank Limited and Md. Adil Hossain Nobel, Chief Enterprise Business Officer of Robi Axiata Limited, exchange document after signing an agreement in the capital recently.Under the deal, the bank will get corporate SIM connection, Bulk SMS services and Bank’s Mobile App ‘FSIBL Cloud’ user will enjoy free internet data in Robi mobile operator. Top officials from both sides were present.
August 9, 2022 - Walton Hi-Tech Industries PLC’s MD and CEO Golam Murshed is unveiling Krystaline Preto Series 3-in-one converter AC with Bluetooth and Air Plasma technology.
August 9, 2022 - GP honoured as a top taxpayer for FY22
August 9, 2022 - Rafiqul made Shimanto Bank’s MD
August 9, 2022 - Building material exports Cement makers seek 10pc cash stimulus
August 9, 2022 - RMG exports to US see 60pc growth in first half of 2022
August 9, 2022 - Eyewitness revisits August 15 episode at 32 Dhanmondi
July 25, 2022 - Ahsan-uz Zaman, Managing Director & CEO of Midland Bank Limited, presiding over the Half Yearly Business Review Conference 2022 of Institutional Banking and Treasury Divisions of the bank at its head office in the capital recently. Md. Zahid Hossain, DMD and other senior executives of the bank were present.
July 25, 2022 - Mohammed Monirul Moula, Managing Director and CEO of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited, speaking at Half-Yearly Business Development Conference organised by the bank’s Dhaka Central Zone & Corporate Branches at its head office in the capital on Sunday. Muhammad Qaisar Ali, AMD, J Q M Habibullah, DMD, Mohammad Jamal Uddin Mazumder and Mohammod Ullah, SEVP of the bank were present.
June 13, 2022 - Proposed budget seems to be a challenging one: BCI
June 13, 2022 - Equip ‘testing labs’ with modern tech for int’l accreditation: DCCI
June 9, 2022 - Six-Point Demand led to liberation: Joy
May 26, 2022 - Chevron: Soft Skill Bangla App “uttoron” Launching Ceremony
May 26, 2022 - Take care of environment while taking up development projects: PM
May 26, 2022 - Tourism must grow enabling Bangladesh to achieve SDGs: FBCCI
May 26, 2022 - A five-member delegation led by Bangladesh Chamber of Industries (BCI) President Anwar-ul-Azim holding a meeting with Dr Angelika Fleddermann, Country Director of GIZ at the latter’s office in the city on Tuesday.
May 26, 2022 - Modhumoti Bank Limited, rec has been awarded with Letter of Appreciation by Bangladesh Bank (BB) for 100% disbursement of special stimulus refinance scheme for Covid-19 affected agricultural sector. BB Governor Fazle Kabir handed over the letter to Md. Md. Shafiul Azam, Managing Director & CEO of Modhumoti Bank Limited, at BB headquarters recently. Top executives from both sides were present.
May 26, 2022 - Energy-power sector master plan to be ready by Nov
May 26, 2022 - Hassan O. Rashid, Managing Director & CEO of Prime Bank Limited, inaugurates the first-ever 24X5 Trade Shop Service Initiative at a programme in the capital recently. Top officials of the bank were present.
May 23, 2022 - Big, Bold, Beautiful: The all-new Nissan Magnite launched in Bangladesh Loaded with first-in-class features, the B-SUV combines a ‘carismatic’ design, powerful performance and advanced technologies to be the ideal companion for city adventures

Verdict of Arafat’s money laundering case today

Staff Correspondent : A Dhaka court is scheduled to pronounce its judgement today in the money laundering case against Arafat Rahman, youngest son of Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s chairperson Khaleda Zia.

Arafat’s lawyers, at a media briefing on Tuesday, said that Arafat might be deprived of justice as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had told the Cabinet meeting on April 11 to expedite the trial against him and his older brother Tarique Rahman, and her party’s joint general secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif on Tuesday had said that Arafat could not elude punishment.

On June 19 the judge of the Special Judge’s Court 3, Mozammel Haque, set the date after completion of arguments by the Anti-Corruption Commission’s lawyers. As Arafat’s trial was held in absentia he was not entitled to engage any lawyer to defend himself in the case. Arafat’s co-accused Ismail Hossain, son of late shipping minister Akbar Hossain, was also tried in absentia.

The court on 31 October, 2010 issued a warrant for Arafat’s arrest after attorney general Mahbubey Alam appealed for the arrest of Arafat, who has apparently been undergoing medical treatment in Bangkok since 19 July, 2008 after his release on parole.

Mahbubey Alam, while moving the petition, told the court that the home affairs ministry had cancelled the parole on 19 August, 2010.

Arafat challenged the cancellation of the parole and the High Court bench of Justice Abdul Wahhab Miah and Justice Quazi Reza-ul Haque, in its verdict delivered on 11 October, 2010 extended Arafat’s parole by 20 days.

However, the Appellate Division on 13 October, 2010 stayed for six weeks the High Court verdict and asked the government to file a regular petition seeking permission to appeal against the verdict.

At Wednesday’s briefing, Arafat’s lawyer Mahbub Uddin Khokon, who is also a BNP lawmaker, accused the prime minister, the attorney general and Hanif of influencing the judiciary through their comments on pending matters.

‘The Anti-Corruption Commission filed the money laundering case against Arafat on 17 March, 2009 on the instruction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who is also Awami League’s president, and after that her party members also made undue comments on the case,’ said Khokon.

Referring to Hanif, who told reporters on Tuesday that Arafat could not avoid being sentenced, Khokon asked, ‘How can Hanif know about the verdict before its pronouncement?’

‘How can we say that the verdict was not dictated by the Prime Minister’s Office?’ he added.

Mahbub also alleged that attorney general Mahbubey Alam had broken all the rules and norms by going to the lower court where the ACC had engaged its own lawyers to deal with the graft case.

SCBA’s president Khandker Mahbub Hossain said that he could not believe that justice could be obtained from any court during the tenure of the present government.

Thousand of cases against Awami League’s members were being withdrawn for the dubious reason that they were ‘politically motivated cases’ while Arafat’s case was being disposed of expeditiously, Mahbub added.

‘The government will have to answer to the people in the future for fostering injustice by influencing the judiciary,’ he said.

Arafat and Ismail were charged on 12 November, 2009 for siphoning off $28,84,000 and $9,32,000 to Singapore in 2005.

The court has cross-examined 21 out of 23 witnesses in the case.

About author

AWARD

Pori to act in Tauquir’s next

Pori to act in Tauquir’s next

RN Desk;Pori Moni will be seen as the heroine in Tauquir Ahmed’s next film. She will be accompanied by Lux…

Reflection Team

বাংলা

আবদুল্লাহ বঙ্গবন্ধুর আদর্শের পরীক্ষিত সৈনিক ছিলেন: প্রধানমন্ত্রী

আবদুল্লাহ বঙ্গবন্ধুর আদর্শের পরীক্ষিত সৈনিক ছিলেন: প্রধানমন্ত্রী

: প্রধানমন্ত্রী শেখ হাসিনা ধর্ম বিষয়ক প্রতিমন্ত্রী ও একাত্তরের মুক্তিযুদ্ধের প্রবীণ নেতা অ্যাডভোকেট শেখ মোহাম্মদ আবদুল্লাহর মৃত্যুতে শোক জানিয়েছেন। এক…

Recent Video

Photo Gallery

Folder not found
wp-content/uploads/2012/02/