ACC challenges lower court’s verdict of Badi’s acquittal
17 November 2016, Nirapad News: The Anti Corruption Commissions (ACC) on Thursday filed an appeal with the High Court challenging the lower court’s verdict that acquitted Awami League MP Abdur Rahman Badi in a case filed for accumulating wealth beyond his known sources of income.
The ACC filed the petition with the relevant bench of the HC seeking cancellation of the acquittal, its lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan told reporters, said news agency UNB.
Earlier on 2 November, a court here sentenced Badi, an MP from Cox’s Bazar-4 constituency, to three years’ in jail in a case filed for concealing information about his wealth. The court also fined Bodi Tk 10 lakh, and he will have to suffer in jail for another six months in case of failure to pay the fine.
It also acquitted Badi in the case filed for accumulating wealth beyond his known sources of income.
Soon after the verdict, Badi was sent to Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj on that day (2 Nov).
Meanwhile, the High Court on Wednesday (16 Nov) granted a six-month bail to Badi in a case filed for concealing information about his wealth following an appeal filed by him.
On 9 September 2015, a Dhaka court framed charges against Badi in the case. On 21 August 2014, the ACC filed the case with Ramna Police Station accusing Badi of amassing illegal wealth.
The Dhaka court sent Badi to jail in the case rejecting his bail petition on 12 October 2014. Later, the High Court granted a six-month anticipatory bail to the MP on 27 October.
According to the case statement, Badi concealed information about his wealth worth more than Tk 108.6 million amassed from unknown sources.
The case statement also shows that Badi owned property worth Tk 4.979 million in 2008. In an income statement sent to ACC in 2013, he stated that he owned assets of Tk 160.7 million.
On 7 May last year, the ACC submitted chargesheet in the case.