The High Court Division on Wednesday quashed the proceedings in a corruption case filed in 2007 against former BNP MP Mohammad Mosaddak Ali.
The case was filed on the allegation that he had misused 800 pieces of corrugated iron-sheets, meant for flood affected people.
A bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Shahidul Karim pronounced the verdict after hearing a petition filed by Mosaddak in 2008 for quashing the proceedings against him in the corruption case.
The proceedings were stayed by the High Court Division on August 19, 2008 responding a petition of Mosaddak.
On March 2, 2007, Rapid Action Battalion-2 sub-inspector Abdus Salam filed the case with the Tejgaon industrial police station under the emergency powers rule against Mosaddak Ali and nine others allegedly for the recovery of the CI sheets from different places.
The RAB had alleged that as an MP Mosaddak distributed the CI sheets among his associates instead of distributing the CI sheets among flood affected people.
On April 11, 2017, the Appellate Division upheld the High Court’s verdict that had squashed five year’s jail handed to Mosaddak by a Special Judge Court of Dhaka in 2008 in another case relating to misuse of 900 pieces of CI sheets meant for distribution among flood affected people.
Later, Mosaddek’s lawyer Khandker Mahbub Hossain told reporters that the cases were filed against businessman Mosaddak by the army-led caretaker regime that ruled the country for two years since January 2007 as part of its designs to harass politicians and merchants.
Khurshid Alam Khan and AKM Farhan appeared for the Anti-Corruption Commission.
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