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ACC has liability over Jahalam incident

Mukul : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2019-07-11 11:33:37 AM     ||     Updated: 2019-07-13 9:59:16 AM

Staff Correspondent: Public Prosecutor (PP) of the case and concerned persons of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) have responsibility over the arrest of innocent Jahalam in embezzlement cases and his languish in jail.

This information was mentioned in a 23-page probe report of ACC submitted to the High Court bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader on Thursday.

Earlier on June 27, the bench asked ACC to submit its internal investigation report July 11 on Jahalam.

Then the court ordered submission of the report after finalizing it, saying: "We will look into who is responsible. The report is very important."

Jahalam was freed from jail on February 4 after the High Court acquitted him in 26 cases in which charges were levelled against him.  The High Court issued a suo moto order following media reports.

The jute mill worker had been behind in jail since February 2016 in the ACC cases for misappropriating Sonali Bank money. The real accused, Abu Salek, is still absconding.

risingbd/Dhaka/July 11, 2019/Mahadi/Mukul