ACC writes to USA seeking info about ex-SC judge Joynul

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Oct 24,2018 | Updated: 01:39, Oct 24,2018

 
 

The Anti-Corruption Commission chairman Iqbal Mahmood on Tuesday said that ACC had sent a Mutual Legal Assistance Request to the US government seeking information about the former Appellate Division judge Md Joynul Abedin.
The MLAR had been sent through the office of the Attorney General as the former judge now stayed in USA, ACC chairman told reporters in front of Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh after his visit to the office.
He said that the inquiry officer might summon him for interrogating over his alleged accumulation of illegal wealth.
On Jul 30, the High Court cancelled its earlier order granting ad interim anticipation bail to Joynul Abedin as he feared of his arrest during the ACC enquiry regarding his wealth statement.
A bench of Justice Md Nazmul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizur Alam gave the verdict observing that Joynul Abedin could not be granted anticipatory bail unless a case is filed against him.
On July 10, 2017 a bench of Justice Md Fiftah Uddin Chowdhury and ANM Bashir Ullah granted Joynul bail until ACC files investigation report if any regarding wealth statement.
Justice Joynul Abedin in his petition said that he had submitted his wealth statements twice to the commission on August 8, 2010 and November 3, 2010 as the commission
asked for.
Joynul Abedin was appointed a High Court judge in 1991 and retired as an Appellate Division judge in 2009.

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