SC rejects Moudud’s plea against graft case started in 2007

Dhaka, Aug 25 – The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday cleared the way for the lower court concerned to continue the trial proceedings of a corruption case against BNP’s standing committee member Moudud Ahmed.After dismissing a review petition filed by Moudud seeking review of its earlier order, the six-member bench of the Appellate Division, headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, affirmed its earlier order that upheld the High Court order paving the way to continue the trial proceedings against Moudud.
On May 14, the apex court upheld the High Court order that paved the way for continuing the trial proceedings against Moudud in connection with a corruption case.
The ACC filed the case with Gulshan police station on September 16, 2007 against Moudud on charges of acquiring illegal wealth worth Tk7.38 crore and concealing information about his wealth worth Tk4.40 crore.
On April 8 this year, the High Court rejected a revision petition, filed by the BNP leader challenging the lower court order that dismissed his application for halting the trial proceedings.
In the revision petition, Moudud also sought stay order from the HC on the trial proceedings against him.
Later, Moudud filed the leave to appeal petition with the Supreme Court challenging the HC order.
Moudud Ahmed stood for his petition while Khurshid Alam Khan represented the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). – Staff Reporter