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Order on Ershad’s pleas challenging lower court verdict March 23

Sun Online Desk     9th March, 2017 08:14:00 printer

Order on Ershad’s pleas challenging lower court verdict March 23

The High Court will deliver its verdict on March 23 on a petition filed by former President HM Ershad against a lower court verdict sentencing him to three years' imprisonment in a graft case in 1992.

 

The HC bench of Justice Md Ruhul Quddus fixed the date on Thursday concluding the hearing on the appeal, UNB reports.

 

Advocate Sheikh Sirajul Islam stood for Ershad while Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan represented the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC).

 

Khurshid Alam said the then Bureau of Anti-Corruption (BAC) filed the case against former military ruler Ershad with Cantonment Police Station on January 8, 1991 on charge of misappropriating Tk 1.91 crore by misusing powers at different times when he was the president of the state from December 11, 1983 to December 6, 1990.

 

A Dhaka court on February 3, 1992 convicted him for the graft charges and sentenced him to three years' imprisonment.

 

The court had also directed the authorities concerned to confiscate the money and a Toyota Land-Cruiser jeep from Ershad, also Jatiya Party president.

 Ershad had filed an appeal with the HCthe same yearchallenging the lower court judgment.

 

Following the appeal, the HC stayed the lower court verdict.

 

The ACC on February 26 in 2012 became a party to the case under the HC's permission, as the BAC was not functional.

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