HC verdict on JP chief Ershad’s graft case tomorrow

The High Court will give its verdict tomorrow on three separate appeals filed as part of a 25-year transgression case against Jatiya party president, HM Ershad.

The Court of Justice Ms Ruhul Quddus and Judge Bhishmadev Chakrabortty will deliver the verdict when the judges conclude that they heard the appeals on 12 April and fixed on 9 May [tomorrow] for rendering the judgment, counsel for the Anti-Corruption Commission, Khurshid lawyer Alam Khan said The Daily Star.

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Of the three appeals, one of them was filed by Ershad asking for acquittal in the case, as a lower court had convicted him [Ershad] To three years imprisonment in 1992. Two other appeals were filed by the government to improve the punishment of Ershad, said the head of the ACC.

On March 30, the bench allowed the anti-graft body to become a party in the business as a co-appellant of the case.

Earlier on March 27, 2017, Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha assigned HC Bench to hear all three appeals.

The Bureau of Anti-Corruption (Bac), which became deceased after the formation of the CAC in 2004, filed the case against Ershad with the Cantonment Police Station in 1992 on the " 39, charge of misappropriation of Tk 1.91 crore by abusing powers to different times when he was president from December 11, 1983 to December 6, 1990.

On 3 February 1992, a Dhaka court sentenced Ershad, who is also chairman of the Jatiya Party, and sentenced him to three years' imprisonment for misappropriating the money and ordered the authorities Concerned to confiscate the money and his Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle to commit the corruption.

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