SC cancels HC acquittal order of businessman Mamun’s wife Shahina
03 November 2015,Nirapad News: The Supreme Court today cancelled a High Court verdict that acquitted Shahina Yasmin, ex-wife of businessman Giasuddin Al Mamun, on charges of acquiring wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income.
The four-member Appellate Division bench led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha ordered fresh hearings after it resolved a leave-to-appeal filed by the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC).
Advocate Shah Monzurul Haq stood for Shahina Yasmin while advocate Kurshid Alam Khan appeared for the ACC.
On March, 2008, a Special Judge’s Court, Dhaka, ordered 10-year imprisonment for Mamun and three year imprisonment for his ex-wife Shahaina Yasmin. Later they moved to the HC against the trial court verdict and in 2012 got acquittal from the charges. During the caretaker administration on February 18, 2007, the ACC sought wealth statements from 50 persons, including Mamun.
The ACC assistant director Muhammad Ibrahim filed a case on May 8, 2007 with cantonment police station against businessman Mamun and his wife Shahina Yasmin as they he did not submit their statements.
On October, 24, 2007, another ACC assistant director Syed Tahsinul Haq submitted charge-sheet accusing the duo– Mamun and Shahina– before the court on charges of acquiring wealth disproportionate to the known sources.
Mamun, who is known to be a close friend and a business partner of senior vice chairperson BNP leader Tarique Rahman and right now serving a seven-year imprisonment after being convicted for money laundering.