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HC upholds MP Harun’s 5-year jail term

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 14:49, 9 December 2021   Update: 15:13, 9 December 2021
HC upholds MP Harun’s 5-year jail term

The High Court (HC) upheld five years of imprisonment for BNP MP Harunur Rashid in a tax evasion case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

An HC bench of Justice Md Salim passed the order rejecting the appeal petition of the BNP leader on Thursday (December 9).

Earlier on October 21 in 2019, Judge Sheikh Nazmul Alam of Dhaka Special Judge Court-4 sentenced Harunur Rashid to five years in prison and fined Tk 50 lakh in the case filed by the ACC over importing duty-free cars and embezzling money by selling those. 

Two others accused in the case are - businessman Enayetur Rahman Bappi and car businessman Ishtiak Sadek. 

Enayetur was sentenced to two years in jail and fined Tk 100,000 while Car importer Ishtiak Sadek was sentenced to three years in jail and Tk 40 lakh in fines. 

The case was filed with Tejgaon police station against three people including Harunur Rashid for importing duty-free cars and embezzling money by selling those while he was MP on March 17 in 2007. 

Later on July 18 in 2007, ACC assistant director Monayem Hossain submitted the charge sheet accusing three including Harunur Rashid after investigating the case. The court ordered to start the trial on August 20, 2007.

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