A court in Jessore on Tuesday sentenced eight public representatives, including Narail Zila Parisahd chairman and former Narail municipality mayor, to seven years imprisonment in a graft case.
Jessore special judge Nitai Chandra Saha handed down the verdict.
The convicts are – Narail Zila Parishad chairman Sohrab Hossain Biswas (then municipality mayor), Narail municipality mayor Jahangir Biswas (then commissioner), then commissioners of the municipality Sharful Alam Litu, Mushfiqur Rahman, Ahmed Ali Khan, Rafiqul Islam, Telayet Hossain and acting secretary (then chief assistant of the municipality) Matiar Rahman.
The court also fined them Tk 1.96 lakh each, in default, to suffer, six months more rigorous imprisonment.
According to the prosecution, Sohrab (then municipality mayor) with the help of six municipality commissioners embezzled Tk 1.96 lakh after showing a haat as khas land for three years.
Jessore ACC deputy director Wazed Ali Biswas filed a case with Narail Sadar Police Station in this connection on August 7, 2008.
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