Trial of former state minister Mannan Khan, his wife begins in graft cases
Published : Sunday, 26 September, 2021 at 6:33 PM Count : 403
A court in Dhaka has framed charges against former state minister for housing and public works Abdul Mannan Khan and his wife Syeda Hasina Sultana in a case filed by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
As a result, trial of the accused in the case has formally begun.
Ali Hossain, judge of Special Judge Court-3, Dhaka, framed charges against them. At that time, both Mannan and his wife demanded justice claiming themselves as inncocent.
At the same time, the court fixed October 18 next for recording statements in the case.
The ACC filed a case against Abdul Mannan Khan on August 21, 2014 following a seven-month investigation. Later, a charge-sheet was submitted against him.
According to the charge-sheet, submitted in August 11, 2015, Mannan illegally amassed Tk 74.94 lakh and concealed information about property worth Tk 4.59 lakh.
In another case filed by the ACC against Syeda Hasina Sultana on charge of illegally amassing Tk 3.45 crore and concealed information about property worth Tk 1.86 crore.
A Dhaka court granted Mannan bail on August 24, 2014 taking his illness and status as a former state minister in the Awami League government into consideration. His bail was later extended in November 2015 after the case was transferred to the Special Judge Court-3 for trial.
Hasina got bail in October 2014, which was later extended in July 2015.
It may be mentioned that Abdul Mannan Khan was elected member of parliament as an Awami League candidate in 2008 general election, and served as state minister for housing and public works. Now, he serves as Awami League presidium member. Earlier, he worked as office secretary of the party.