Court order to bring Tarique in ACC case

A Dhaka court on Sunday asked the government to bring back BNP senior vice chairman Tarrique Rahman, accused along with businessman Giasuddin Al Mamun in a money laundering case.Judge-in-charge of the Special Judge Court-3, Md Mozammel Haque passed the order asking the foreign ministry to take steps for bringing Tarique with the cooperation of the foreign ministry of the United Kingdom.
Earlier, the Anti Corruption Commission’s lawyer Mosharraf Hossain Kajol sought the court’s directive for issuing warrant order to arrest fugitive Tarique while the court also allowed the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to take help from Interpol in this connection..
The ACC lawyer Kajol had filed the petition with the court seeking an arrest warrant order against Tarique in English and also permission to take help of Interpol in this regard.
The case was filed with Cantonment Police Station on October 26, 2009 accusing duo of “siphoning off Tk 20.41 crore to Singapore” between 2003 and 2007.
After investigations, the ACC Investigation Officer M Ibrahim, submitted the charge sheet of the case to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka on July 6, 2010.
On August 8 in 2010, a Dhaka court first summoned self-exiled Tarique Rahman to appear before it in connection with the money laundering case.
On November 16, 2011, US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) official Debra Laprevotte testified in the case against Tarique Rahman, the elder son of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and Mamun.
Today, the defence lawyer Sanaullah Miah partially cross-examined the 10th prosecution witness in the case Bivuti Bhushan Sarker, executive officer of Dhaka Cantonment branch of Sonali Bank.
The judge fixed May 29 for further cross-examination of the witness.
(Court Correspondent)

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