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Ex-DIG prisons Partha Gopal jailed for 8 yrs

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Published: 13:23, 9 January 2022   Update: 14:16, 9 January 2022
Ex-DIG prisons Partha Gopal jailed for 8 yrs

A Dhaka court has sentenced Partha Gopal Banik, a suspended deputy inspector general (DIG) of prisons of Sylhet division, to eight years in jail in a case filed over on bribery and money laundering charges.

Judge Shaikh Nazmul Alam of Dhaka’s Special Judge Court-4 delivered the verdict on Sunday (January 9).

Earlier, a total of 11 witnesses were testified before the court in the case.

The judge framed charges against Partha in the case on November 4 last year.

Earlier, Partha was arrested by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on July 28, 2019, on charges of irregularities and corruption, after Tk80 lakh was recovered during a raid at his residence in the capital.

According to ACC, the money was earned through bribery, corruption, and irregularities.

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