B`deshi court refuses relief to Khaleda`s son in graft case

A Bangladeshi court on Monday rejected a petition of Tarique Rahman, the elder son of former prime minister Khaleda Zia, seeking relief in a money-laundering case.

Dhaka: A Bangladeshi court on Monday rejected
a petition of Tarique Rahman, the elder son of former prime
minister Khaleda Zia, seeking relief in a money-laundering
case, a news report said.

Bangladesh`s Appellate Division upheld the High Court
verdict rejecting a petition challenging the money-laundering
case against Tarique, the bdnews24 online reported.

Bangladesh`s Anti-corruption Commission (ACC) on
Octobe 26, 2009, filed the case with a Dhaka court against
Tarique and his business partner Giasuddin Al Mamun on charges
of siphoning of Taka 204.1 million to Singapore between 2003
and 2007.

The ACC submitted the charge-sheet against the two on
July 6 last year.

On September 29, 2009, the High Court rejected the
petition challenging the case proceedings, saying "the
petition is not maintainable as per the provision of the
constitution", the report said.

Tarique`s counsel filed the petition in the Appellate
Division yesterday seeking a stay on the High Court verdict.
Justice S K Singha has fixed January 20 to hear the
petition, the report said.

Tarique, the senior vice-chairman of BNP, has 14 cases
filed against him on various charges, it said. He has been
undergoing treatment in the UK, while Mamun is in jail.

PTI

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