Tarique's Money Laundering Case Hearing Deferred
Wednesday, 11 August 2010

A Dhaka court has deferred the hearing on accepting charge sheet in a money laundering case against BNP's senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman and his aide Giasuddin Al Mamun.

Acting judge of Dhaka's Senior Special Judges' Court Mohammad Ismail Hossain deferred the hearing to Sept 27 in response to an application filed by the defense on Tuesday.

Defense lawyer Mohammad Khorshed Alam told the court that the High Court on Sunday had asked the government to explain why the charge sheet should not be declared illegal.

Judge Hossain then deferred the hearing and asked the defense to present a certified copy of the order on the day.

On July 6, the Anti-corruption Commission submitted a charge sheet against Tarique and Giasuddin at the Dhaka's Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court.

The anti-graft body stated that the two men smuggled Tk 20.41 crore to Singapore between 2003 and 2007.

However, the CMM court could not accept the charges, nor take the matter into cognisance as it was out of their jurisdiction. The charge sheet was forwarded to Dhaka's Senior Special Judges' Court.

Source: bdnews24.com

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