Leave to Appeal seeking cancellation of Haji Selim’s acquittal...

Leave to Appeal seeking cancellation of Haji Selim’s acquittal

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:30 PM, 10 May 2022   Updated: 02:33 PM, 10 May 2022

Haji Mohammad Selim; File Photo

Haji Mohammad Selim; File Photo

A Leave to Appeal has been lodged seeking acquittal of MP Haji Mohammad Selim in two cases filed by the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) on charges of illegal acquisition of assets and concealment of information worth Tk 59,37,26,132. Leave to Appeal was filed in one of the two cases.

Confirming the matter on Tuesday, ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan said a judicial court had sentenced Haji Selim to three years in prison in an ACC case. The High Court “quashed that sentence”. A Leave to Appeal was filed against the High Court order.

“Haji Selim did not surrender even though 14 days have passed since he was asked to surrender in the court in this case. He should do this within the scheduled time,” Khurshid Alam Khan also said, adding that the appeal was made as his acquittal has not been done correctly.  

However, the ACC lawyer could not say when the appeal will be heard.

Earlier, on February 10, in another ACC case, the High Court upheld the full 66-page copy of the verdict, upholding the 10-year imprisonment sentence handed down to Haji Selim. Haji Selim was asked to surrender to the court within 30 days of receiving the verdict. However, he has not surrendered yet. On March 9, 2021, the High Court upheld the 10-year sentence given to Haji Mohammad Selim by the Judicial Court. However, he was acquitted from the three-year sentence.

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