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Former AL MP Mokbul jailed for 13 years PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 07 May 2008

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A special court, dealing with graft suspects, Tuesday sentenced former Awami League lawmaker Mohammad Mokbul Hossain to 13 years in jail on twin charges of accumulating illegal wealth and concealing information about assets.

Judge Khandaker Kamal Uzzaman of the Special Judge's Court, set up in the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban, also fined him Tk 10 lakh. He will have to serve another year in jail in failure to pay the fine.

The court also sentenced Mokbul's wife Golam Fatema Tahera Khanom to three years in jail for abetting her husband in accumulating the wealth.

The judge fined her Tk 5 lakh and she will have to stay six more months in jail if she fails to pay the fine. Mokbul's sentence comprises two terms: 10 years for amassing illegal wealth and three years for suppressing wealth information.

The sentences will run back-to-back. Both the accused are on the run. The court ordered authorities to confiscate the couple's wealth worth Tk 5.33 crore.

Anticorruption Commission deputy director Md Akhter Hossain filed the case with Mohammadpur Police Station on August 16 last year.

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