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Tarique Rahman has been jailed for seven years and fined Tk 20 crore

Desk Repoter: BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman has been jailed for seven years and fined Tk 20 crore in a money laundering case.

A High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Amir Hossain delivered the verdict after hearing on an appeal filed against acquittal of the BNP leader on Thursday morning.

The court also upheld the lower court verdict that sentenced Tarique’s friend Giasuddin Al Mamun to seven years in the case.

In November 2013, a Dhaka court acquitted Tarique, the elder son of BNP chief Khaleda Zia, over charges brought against him for allegedly siphoning off Tk 204.1 million to Singapore between 2003 and 2007.

The ACC moved the High Court against the verdict on December 5 the same year. Mamun also challenged the verdict.

On January 19, 2014, the court accepted the ACC’s appeal and ordered the BNP leader to surrender.

On parole, Tarique went to London in September, 2008 for treatment and has been living there since then. Mamun is now in jail.

EditorDesk | Published On:July 21, 2016