Industrialist Ragib Ali, son sent to jail again
Industrialist Ragib Ali and his son Abdul Hye again sent to jail in a case filed over forging land ministry documents to grab temporality of a tea estate.
Sylhet Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Mostain Billah passed the order after hearing a bail petition.
Sylhet Judges court's APP Adv Shamim Ahmed said a bail petition was filed for the duo at about 11:30am.
Earlier on February 2, 2017, Sylhet CMM Saifuzzaman Hero sentenced Ragib and Hye to 14 years of imprisonment each.
On August 9, they filed an appeal challenging the sentence. But, Sylhet Metropolitan Sessions Judge Dilip Kumar Bhoumok upheld the verdict and asked them to appear before a lower court.
bdnews24.com adds : According to the case statement, a Hindu man donated Tarapur Tea Estate and other property to Sri Sri Radha Krishna Jeu in 1915.
One Pankaj Kumar Gupta became the 'Sebayet' (supervisor) of the estate in 1971 and later left for India, making Majid the Sebayet of the temporality.
The investigator found that Majid had forged a land ministry official’s signature to lease the estate to Ragib's son Hye for 99 years.
Ragib sold the estate dividing it into 337 plots.
Ragib and his family fled to India in August 2016 hours after a court issued arrest warrant for him and his son in the case, but they were brought back later the same year.