Update April 7, 2016

Dhaka 6-06 am, 20-April, 2021

SC scraps verdict acquitting Awami League leader MK Alamgir’s son of graft charges

Sumel Sarker

High Court, Bangladesh

SC scraps verdict acquitting Awami League leader MK Alamgir’s son of graft charges

7 April 2016, Nirapad News: The High Court verdict, acquitting former Awami League minister MK Alamgir’ son of
graft charges, has been overturned by the Supreme Court.

A four-member appeals bench led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha gave its decision on Thursday over a plea
by the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC).

The ruling party leader’s sons— Joy Alamgir and Jalal Alamgir—were sentenced to three years in prison for not
filing their asset details with the ACC.

The High Court overturned the verdict on an appeal filed by the former home minister.

The ACC then moved the Appellate Division against the order, which was disposed of on Thursday.

“We had appealed against the verdict of both of them. But one of them has died, so his matter was dropped,” said
ACC’s counsel Syed Mamun Mahbub.

Jalal died in 2011 in Thailand.

The court has ordered Joy to surrender in the trial court, he added.

The case was filed during the military-backed caretaker regime in 2008. They were accused of not complying with
the ACC’s order to file wealth details.

The brothers were tried in absentia at a special court, set up in the Parliament premises, and in November the
same year, they were found guilty.

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