The weekly Blitz editor and publisher, Salahuddin Shoeb Chowdhury, was sentenced to four years of Rigorous Imprisonment (RI) by a Dhaka Court on Thursday in a case filed for misappropriating money.
The court, however, acquitted his wife Shahnaz Chowdhury of the charge.
Metropolitan Magistrate Mollah Saiful Alam pronounced the judgment in presence of the accused Shoeb.
The case against the couple is that the accused Shoeb's wife Shahnaz Chowdhury took Tk 69 lakh on different dates in May of 2012 from Bangladesh Center for International Studies Chairman, Sajjad Hossain, with a commitment to start a joint business. But the couple misappropriated the money.
In this regard, Sajjad Hossain filed a fraud case with the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court in Dhaka on October 13 in 2012 against Salahuddin Shoeb Chowdhury and Shahnaz Chowdhury.