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High Court acquits Maya in graft case

High Court acquits Maya in graft case

Maya was sentenced to 13 years imprisonment by a lower court in the graft case.

 

An HC bench of Md Nazrul Isalm Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam delivered the verdict on Monday.

 

According to Maya’s lawyer barrister Syed Ahmed Raja, the HC relieved Maya from the jail sentence accepting an appeal filed by him.

The HC on Sunday fixed Monday to pronnounce its verdict after re-hearing on the appeal filed by Maya against the lower court’s conviction.

 

Earlier on August 14, the HC set October 7 for delivering its verdict in the case.

 

On June 13, 2007, Assistant Director of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Nurul Alam filed the case with Sutrapur Police Station for amassing wealth worth Tk. 29 lakh illegally.

 

A Special Judges Court on February 14, 2008, sentenced Maya to 13 years jail and also fined him Tk 5 crore over the wealth accumulation.

 

Maya filed an appeal on May 25, 2009, with the High Court and the HC cancelled the sentence of the Awami League leader on October 27, 2010.

 

Later, on June 14, 2015, a three-member bench of Appellate Division led by former Chief Justice SK Sinha cancelled the HC order acquitting the ruling party leader from the graft charges and ordered to re-hear his appeal.