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Rafiqul jailed for 12-yr, Harun 4-yr in Destiny scam case

Staff Correspondent | banglanews24.com
Update: 2022-05-12 11:56:41
Rafiqul jailed for 12-yr, Harun 4-yr in Destiny scam case

Destiny Group President Harun-Ur-Rashid was sentenced to four years' rigorous imprisonment while its Managing Director Rafiqul Amin to 12 years for embezzling Taka 1,861 crore through Destiny Multipurpose Cooperative Society Limited.

Judge Sheikh Nazmul Alam of Dhaka 4th Special Judge Court announced the verdict on Thursday.

In addition to the jail time, the court also fined them Tk 3.5 crore and Tk 2 crore respectively.

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on July 31, 2012, filed two cases under money laundering prevention act with capital's Kalabagan Police Station.

The anti-graft body on May 4, 2014, filed charge-sheets in the two cases for embezzling Taka 4,119.24 crore. In one case, 46 people were accused of misappropriating Taka 1,861 crore under the cover of Destiny Multipurpose Cooperative Project, while 19 people were accused of embezzling more that Taka 2,257 crore through Destiny Tree Plantation (DTPL).

The court on August 24, 2016 framed charges in the two cases. Of the two cases, the court today pronounced judgment in Destiny Multipurpose Cooperative Society Limited case.

BDST: 1154 HRS, MAY 12, 2022
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