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SC order clears bar to arrest Dr Iqbal’s family members

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 27th November, 2016 08:09:22 PM
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SC order clears bar to arrest Dr Iqbal’s family members

The Appellate Division of Supreme Court on Sunday scrapped a High Court order that had stayed a lower court verdict sentencing Awami League MP Dr HBM Iqbal’s wife, two sons and daughter to three years imprisonment in a corruption case.

 

A four member bench led by Chief Justice S K Sinha passed the order disposing a petition filed by the Anti Corruption Commission challenging the HC order, UNB reports.

 

ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan said now there is no bar to arrest them.

 

In May, 2007, the ACC filed the case against Iqbal and his wife Mamtaz Begum Doly, two sons Mainuddin Sarker and Imran Iqbal and daughter Nowrin Iqbal for concealing their wealth information and acquiring wealth beyond known sources of income.

 

In March 2008, a court here sentenced Dr Iqbal to 13 years jail and fined TK 50 lakh. The court also sentenced his four family members to three years jail.

 

In the same year, the High Court stayed the lower court order and issued a rule asking why it wouldn’t be scrapped.

 

In 2011, the High Court acquitted Iqbal following a petition. Later, the ACC filed a petition challenging his acquittal.

 

In 2015, the ACC told the court they won’t continue the petition.

 

On November 15, the ACC again filed a petition with the Appellate division seeking a stay on the stay order against the conviction of Iqbal’s family members.

 

On November 16, the Chamber Judge Court stayed the order and sent it to a regular bench.