BNP leader Ishraque freed from graft charges
Published : Monday, 23 November, 2020 at 3:05 PM Count : 291
Ishraque Hossain, a BNP leader and the son of former Dhaka city mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka, has been acquitted by a court in a graft case filed by the ACC.
Dhaka's Special Judges court-4 judge Sheikh Nazmul Alam delivered the judgement on Monday.
Ishraque was present in the court during the delivery of the judgement.
Defence counsels Ariful Islam Arif and Farhad Hossain Neon were also present.
After hearing the closing arguments, the court on November 11 fixed November 23 for the verdict.
On January 15, the court framed charges against Ishraque Hossain in the corruption case.
On September 5, 2008, the ACC issued a notice to Ishraq for submitting his wealth statement.
As he was not present in the house, the ACC hung the notice on a wall beside the gate of the house.
As Ishraque failed to submit wealth statement in the stipulated time, ACC Assistant Director Shamsul Alam filed the case with Ramna Police Station on August 29 in 2010.
Ishraque filed a petition with the High Court seeking anticipatory bail about eight years later.
Prior to that, he filed a writ petition challenging the notice, which was later rejected by the court.