JASHORE: A Dhaka court on Thursday sentenced a female upazila chairman to six years imprisonment in a case over amassing wealth worth Tk 1.78 crore illegally and concealing information in her wealth statement, reports UNB.
The convict is Sabira Sultana, chairman of Jhikargachha upazila and a member of BNP’s national executive committee. The court also fined her Tk 5,000.Judge Md Shahidul Islam of the Special Judge Court-7 of Dhaka pronounced the verdict under the section of 26(2) and 27 (1) of the Anti-Corruption Act-2004.
According to the prosecution, the ACC asked Sabira to submit her wealth statement in 2009.
When she submitted her statement the ACC found inconsistencies in the statement.