Verdict on Jahalam’s compensation tomorrow...

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Verdict on Jahalam’s compensation tomorrow

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 12:32 PM, 29 September 2020   Updated: 01:34 PM, 29 September 2020

Jahalam in the court premises

Jahalam in the court premises

The High Court deferred until on Wednesday the pronouncement of verdict on paying compensation to a jute mill worker named Jahalam who had been in jail for three years after being wrongfully accused in a case.  

A virtual High Court bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader fixed the new date on Tuesday. 

Lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan moved for the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in the court hearing, Lawyer Anisul Hasan for BRAC Bank and lawyer Sheikh Zakir Hossain for Sonali Bank. Besides, Deputy Attorney General Barrister Abdullah Al Mahmoud Bashar represented the state in the court.

Earlier on Wednesday, the court set today to deliver the verdict on the ruling for compensation to Jahalam. The case was put on case awaiting verdict (CAV) after the hearing on February 12, which means the judgement was reserved for any subsequent day. 

In January 2019, Jahalam's misery came to light when a national daily published a report titled "Wrongfully accused in 33 cases, I'm Jahalam, not Salek." Later, Supreme Court lawyer Amit Dasgupta presented the report at court.