Haji Salim to surrender this afternoon
Published: 11:36 AM, 22 May 2022 Updated: 02:07 PM, 22 May 2022
Haji Mohammad Salim - File Photo
Dhaka-7 MP Haji Mohammad Salim, who was sentenced in a case filed by Anti Corruption Commission (ACC), will surrender in court on Sunday.
Confirming the information, his lawyer Sayeed Ahmed Raja said Haji Mohammad Salim will surrender in the court of Judge Shahidul Islam of Dhaka Special Judge's Court-7 after 2:00 pm.
Earlier, the High Court upheld a 10-year imprisonment sentence of Haji Salim handed down by a subordinate court for amassing illegal wealth. The court also ordered him to surrender within 30 days.
Justice Md Moinul Islam Chowdhury and Justice AKM Zahirul Huq passed the order on March 9, 2021, after hearing a petition by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). The verdict was released in February this year.
In 2007, the ACC filed the case against Salim. On April 27, 2008, a Dhaka court jailed him for 13 years and fined Tk 20 lakh. Salim moved the High Court against the verdict.
In 2011, the court overturned his sentence but the ACC later appealed against the lower court verdict. Later, the Appellate Division asked the High Court to re-hear the petition.