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SC asks Nazmul Huda to surrender

 Staff Correspondent Daily-Bangladesh

 Published: 02:10 PM, 7 January 2018   Updated: 12:51 PM, 8 January 2018

In the petition, former BNP Communications Minister Barrister Nazmul Huda prayed to the supreme court to allow him to file an appeal with this court against a High Court verdict without surrendering to the lower court Today.

But the Supreme Court rejected the petition of former BNP Minister over his surrender before a lower court in a bribery case.

So,  he must surrender before a lower court within 45 days, said the Anti-Corruption Commission lawyer Advocate Khurshid Alam.

A 5-member bench of the Appellate Division headeed by Justice Md. Abdul Wahhab Miah, rejected the petition citing that it was `not moved properly`.

Huda in his petition sought the SC`s permission to file an appeal against a High Court verdict without surrendering to the lower court.

On March 21, 2007, the ACC filed a case against Nazmul Huda and his wife Barrister Sigma Huda for taking Tk 2.40 crore bribe from a businessman. 

On August 27 the same year, a special judge court convicted them and sentenced Nazmul Huda to 7 years of imprisonment and his wife Sigma Huda to 3-year term.

They filed a petition with the HC challenging the verdict. On March 20, 2011 the HC acquitted them.

Later, the ACC filed an appeal with the apex court. The Appellate Division scrapped the HC verdict and asked for a fresh hearing.

The HC on November 8 commuted the jail term of Nazmul Huda to four years from 7 years in the case.