A court in Sylhet on Thursday fixed February 26 for delivering the verdict in a case filed against industrialist Ragib Ali and five others, including his son and daughter, for misappropriating money through grabbing the endowment property of Tarapur Tea Estate.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Saifuzzaman Hero fixed the date after concluding arguments, said Mahfuzur Rahman, the public prosecutor of the court. Earlier Akbar Hossain Mridha, Sylhet Metropolitan session judge court, rejected a petition filed for transferring the case.
SM Abdul Hye, the land commissioner of Sylhet Sadar, filed two cases against six people, including Ragib Ali, with Sylhet Kotwali Police Station on 27 September 2005.
The cases were filed one for grabbing endowment property of Tarapur Tea Estate after fabricating document of the Ministry of Land against Ragib and his son Hye and another for misappropriating Tk 1,000 crore of the government.
The other accused are Pankaj Kumar Gupta, the current caretaker of Tarapur Tea Estate, Ragib's son Abdul Hye, his son-in-law Abdul Quadir and daughter Rozina Qaudir and Dewan Moshtaque Majid.
Ragib Ali and his family members fled to India hours after the arrest warrants were issued against them after police submitted the charge sheet in the two cases to Sylhet Metropolitan Magistrate Court on July 10, 2016.
On August 10, a court here issued warrants for the arrest of six people in the two cases. Indian immigration police arrested him from Karimganj district of Assam for the illegal stay on 24 November and a court sent him to jail while Abdu Hye was arrested from Jakiganj on 12 November.