Publish: 03 Sep 2023, 03:29 pm
A court here today sent Sabera Aman, wife of BNP leader Amanullah Aman, to jail after rejecting her bail plea in a graft case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
Earlier, Sabera surrendered before the court of Judge Abul Kashem of the Special Judge's Court-1, as per the orders of the High Court.
The defence also pleaded for bail after the full copy of the judgement announcing her three-year imprisonment was released. After the hearing, the judge scrapped her bail plea and ordered to send her to jail, defence lawyer Nazrul Islam told BSS.
On August 7, 2023, the High Court released the full text of the 281-page judgment stating that the couple has to surrender before the lower court concerned within 15 days and uploaded it on its website.
Prior to that, a High Court division bench comprising Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Khizir Hayat pronounced the judgment on May 30, upholding BNP leader Aman Ullah Aman and his wife Sabera Aman's jail sentence of 13-year and three-year terms respectively, in a case for amassing illegal wealth beyond known income source.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on March 6, 2007, filed the case with Kafrul Police Station in the capital against the duo.
The Special Judge Court on June 21, 2007, handed down the verdict. The couple filed an appeal against the judgment and the High Court on August 16, 2010, had acquitted them, allowing their appeal.
The ACC however, challenged the acquittal order. The Appellate Division on May 26, 2014, scrapped the High Court verdict and ordered a fresh hearing on appeal in the case.
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