DHAKA: In a latest significant move, the Anti-Corruption Commission Tuesday submitted charge sheet in a money-laundering case against Tarique Rahman and his business-tycoon friend Giasuddin Al Mamun.
The investigation officer of the case and Assistant Director of ACC, Mohammad Ibrahim, submitted the charge sheet to the court of magistrate Konica Biswas under the jurisdiction of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court.
Magistrate Konica signed the charge sheet and sent it to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate`s Court.
Ibrahim filed the case against the already-incarcerated Tarique Rahman and Giasuddin Mamun with Dhaka Cantonment Police Station on October 26, 2009.
The two are among a large number of politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen jailed amid an anti-graft crackdown during the past military-backed interim regime.
On parole, Tarique is now in London for treatment and Giasuddin Mamun in jail serving prison terms.
The case statement says Tarique and Mamun are accused of siphoning off Tk 20.41 crore abroad as they “committed crime under section 2(ta) and 4 (2) of the Money Laundering Law-2009”.
A total of 18 people were shown as prosecution witnesses in the case.
Tarique, elder son of late President general Ziaur Rahman and ex-PM and incumbent opposition leader Khaleda Zia and senior vice-chairman of BNP, again hits headlines barely two days after he made news holding a big meeting in the British capital with the party adherents gathered from 40 foreign countries.
The opposition party is now at loggerheads with the Awami League government and trying to wage an anti-government movement, spearheaded with a recent nationwide hartal.
BDST 1440 HRS, JULY 6, 2010