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Charge-sheet accepted against 47 in Tk 2,000cr laundering case

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Published: 16:45, 22 April 2024

Update: 16:54, 22 April 2024

Charge-sheet accepted against 47 in Tk 2,000cr laundering case

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A court here on Monday (22 April) accepted charge-sheet filed against 47 including former general secretary of Faridpur town Awami League Sazzad Hossain Barkat and his brother Imtiaz Hasan Rubel in a case filed over alleged laundering of Taka 2,000 crore.

The court however, exonerated five including former general secretary of Faridpur district Awami League Bipul Ghosh and five others from the charges.

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Mohammad Ash Shams Jaglul Hossain passed the order, taking the charge-sheet filed by investigating agency Criminal Investigation Department (CID) into cognizance.

Additional public prosecutor Taposh Kumar Paul said the court also issued arrest warrant against 37 accused in the case. Of the 47 charge-sheeted accused, Nazmul Islam Khandaker Levi, Fahad Bin Wazed, Khandaker Mohatesham Babar, Asibur Rahman Farhan, Kamrul Hasan Devid, Arifur Rahman Dolon and Tarikul Islam Nasim are on bail.

Three accused Sazzad Hossain Barkat, Imtiaz Hasan Rubel and AHM Fuyad are behind bars.

CID filed the charge-sheet at Dhaka Special Judge Court-9 on June 22, 2023. It later sent the matter to Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court.

CID Inspector SM Miraj Al Mahmud on June 26, 2020, filed the case with Kafrul Police Station in the capital against former minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossain's close aides Sajjad Hossain alias Barkat and his brother former president of Faridpur Press Club Imtiaz Hasan alias Rubel accusing them of laundering Taka 2,000 crore.