HC upholds Falu’s acquittal in relief scam case

The Supreme Court today upheld a verdict of the High Court which acquitted the former MP for BNP Mosaddek Ali Falu in a consignment scam.

A four-member bench of the appeal division headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha dismissed an appeal by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) challenging HC's verdict.

ACC lawyer, Khurshid Alam Khan, told The Daily Star that the apex court had dismissed the appeal of the commission, 39 and was filed more than 800 days after the HC rendered the verdict.

A special court in Dhaka on June 2, 2008, sentenced Falu's rigorous imprisonment to five years in a scam incident filed by the Ashulia police during the period of Interim government in 2007.

Later, the HC as a result of an appeal brought by Falu acquitted the case, added the lawyer.

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