Publish: 12 May 2022, 11:57 am
A Dhaka Court on Thursday sentenced 47 people, including Destiny Multipurpose Co-operative Society managing director and chairman, to different term imprisonments.
Rafiqul Amin, managing director of Destiny Multipurpose Co-operative Society, and former army chief Harun-ur-Rashid, the group’s chairman, has been sentenced to 12-year and 4-year imprisonment respectively for embezzlement and money laundering.
Judge Sheikh Nazmul Alam of the Fourth Special Judge’s Court in Dhaka pronounced the verdict on Thursday.
Earlier, on March 27, Judge Sheikh Nazmul Alam fixed May 12 for the delivering the verdict in the case.
Destiny managing director Md Rafiqul Amin and 46 others are accused in the case.
Of the accused, Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Md Didarul Alam, Lieutenant General (retired) Harun-ur-Rashid, Jasmine Akhter (Milon), Ziaul Haque Mollah and Saiful Islam Rubel, Destiny MD Rafiqul Amin and chairman Mohammad Hossain are in jail while the rest 39 are absconding.
The absconding accused are — Destiny deputy managing director Gofranul Haque, director Mezbah Uddin, Farah Diba, Saeed-ur-Rahman, Syed Sajjad Hossain, Jamshed Ara Chowdhury, Irfan Ahmed, Sheikh Taibur Rahman, Nepal Chandra Biswas, Zakir Hossain, Jasim Uddin Bhuiyan, SM Ahsanul Kabir, Jubayer Hossain, Mosaddek Ali Khan, Abdul Mannan, Abul Kalam Azad, Azad Rahman, Md Akbar Hossain Sumon, Md Sumon Ali Khan, Shirin Akhtar, Rafiqul Islam Sarkar, Md Mojibur Rahman, M Haiderruzzaman, Mohammad Joynal Abedin, Kazi Md Fazlul Karim, Mollah Al Amin, Md Shafiul Islam, Omar Farooq, Sikder Kabirul Islam, Md. Firoz Alam, Sunil Baran Karmakar alias SB Karmakar, Farid Akhtar, S Sahiduzzaman Choyan, Abdur Rahman Tapan, Major (retired) Sakibuzzaman Khan, SM Ahsanul Kabir (Biplob), AHM Ataur Rahman Reza, Golam Kibria Milton, Md Atiqur Rahman, Khandaker Benazir Ahmed, AKM Safiullah, Shah Alam, Md Delwar Hossain and Md Shafiqul Haque.
The then deputy director of the Anti-Corruption Commission Taufiqul Islam had filed two cases against the accused under Money Laundering Act on July 31, 2012 with the Kalabagan police.