Khaleda Zia’s son sentenced to seven years for money laundering
The “outlaw” eldest child of Bangladesh’s restriction pioneer and previous chief Khaleda Zia was today sentenced to seven years in jail by a court here for washing about USD 2.5 million, toppling a lower court’s choice to clear him in the prominent joining case.
Tarique Rahman, 48, who is senior VP of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), was sentenced by the two-part seat of the High Court for redirecting the cash to Singapore somewhere around 2003 and 2007 when the gathering drove four-party correcting organization together government was in force.
“He (Rahman) has been attempted in absentia as he didn’t show up in spite of being summoned… the court prior proclaimed him outlaw” a court official told columnists after the decision. Rahman, who has been living in London since 2007, was charged under Money Laundering Act. The court additionally slapped Taka 200 million fine on him.
In an astonishment decision, a Dhaka court on November 17, 2013 had vindicated Rahman of the joining pursue however gave seven years of detainment and fined Taka 400 million to his companion and business accomplice Giasuddin Al Mamun in the same case. The High Court, in any case, maintained Mamun’s prison term however brought down the measure of fine to Taka 200 million, an equivalent measure of punishment slapped on Rahman.
BNP prior celebrated the lower court’s decision however the judge of the court, who resigned inside few days after the decision went under the scanner of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) as he supposedly left the nation before long. As indicated by one of the pending charges, Rahman professedly planned a deadly projectile assault in 2004 on a rally of the then principle restriction and now administering Awami League executing 24 individuals.
Leader Sheik Hasina barely got away from the ambush yet with perpetual listening to impedance. Bangladesh prior formally requested that London remove Rahman to face equity. It is misty if Rahman has looked for a refuge in the UK as the British powers prior declined to put forth any open expression on the issue calling it an “individual matter of a person”.
The Anti-Corruption Commission brought the tax evasion charge against Rahman amid the past military-sponsored break government which led a huge hostile to unite crusade under the State of Emergency from 2006 to 2008 when Rahman was put behind the bar.
He was permitted to take an abroad visit for restorative treatment under a Supreme Court arrange yet he liked to stay back in London as the consequent general race introduced Awami League to control with three fourths lion’s share.