Partha Gopal sentenced to 8 years in prison...

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Partha Gopal sentenced to 8 years in prison

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 01:38 PM, 9 January 2022   Updated: 02:40 PM, 9 January 2022

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A Dhaka has sentenced Partha Gopal Banik, Suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG Prisons) of Sylhet Central Jail, to eight years in prison in a case filed under the Bribery and Money Laundering Act.  

Judge Sheikh Nazmul Alam of Dhaka Special Judge Court-4 pronounced the verdict on Sunday. 

Accused Perth Gopal was produced before the court from jail today. The judge then began reading the verdict in his presence. 

Earlier on December 27, the ACC presented the argument and demanded the maximum punishment for the accused Partha Gopal. Meanwhile, the defendant's lawyer presented his arguments and demanded acquittal.  After the arguments, the court fixed January 9 for announcing the verdict. 

On August 24, 2020, ACC Assistant Director Md Salahuddin, the investigation officer in the case, filed the chargesheet against accused Partha Gopal in court. 

Then on August 31 last year, Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayesh accepted the charge sheet and transferred the case to Dhaka Special Judge's Court-10. Later on November 4, the court rejected the bail plea of ​​accused Partha Gopal and framed charges against him. 

With this, the formal trial of the case began. On December 15, the court recorded the statement of ACC Assistant Director Md Salauddin, the plaintiff in the case. 

Earlier, Partha Gopal Banik was arrested by the anti-graft watchdog on 28 July 2019, on charges of irregularities and corruption, after Tk80 lakh was recovered during a raid at his residence in the capital.

According to ACC, the money was earned through bribery, corruption, and irregularities.