ACC takes responsibility over wrongful jailing of Jahalam
Taking responsibility of wrongful jailing of jute mill worker Jahalam for three years, the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday submitted its report before the High Court.
The ACC submitted its 24-page report before the bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice Kamrul Kader.
Confessing the fault, the ACC said the incident happened due to lack of coordination among all parties including the public prosecutor and the investigating office.
The ACC filed 33 cases against one Abu Salek on charge of misappropriating Tk 18 crore from Sonali Bank Limited. The commission sent a letter to the address of jute mill worker Jalalam's Tangail home asking him to appear its office.
After getting letter, he appeared before the ACC office around five years back, and said he is not accused Salek, his name is Jahalam. He claimed himself innocent. But, on that day, none took his words into account.
Due to the fault of the ACC, he was arrested on February 6, 2016. Later he had to suffer three years in jail.
Meanwhile, the ACC submitted charge sheet identifying Jahalam as Abu Salek in 26 out of 33 cases.
The matter of innocent Jahalam's serving in jail instead of actual accused was brought at an HC bench on January 30 this year. The court issued a rule in this regard.
Then, Jahalam was acquitted from 26 cases out of 33 cases on February 3. He freed from jail the same day.