Ex-minister Latif Siddiqui lands in jail in corruption case

Sun Online Desk

20th June, 2019 01:38:41 printer

Ex-minister Latif Siddiqui lands in jail in corruption case

A Bogura court has sent former Textiles and Jute Minister Abdul Latif Siddiqui to jail after rejecting his bail plea in a corruption case filed by Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) for misusing power and damaging government property.

Bogura District and Sessions Judge Naresh Chandra Sarker passed the order on Thursday morning.

ACC filed the case with Adamdhighi Police Station in Bogura accusing Latif Siddiqui and one Begum Jahanara Rashid on October 17 in 2017.

Later, the anti corruption body pressed the charge sheet against two people, including Latif Siddiqui on February 18.

In accordance with the case details, Latif Siddiui misusing his power vested upon him as Jute and Textiles minister sold 2.38 acre of land to Jahanara Rashid flouting the rule of selling government property from 2010 to 2012.

With selling the land at Taka 23.94 lakh instead of its real price of Taka 64.63 lakh, Siddiqui made a crime of criminal breach of trust and a loss of Taka 40.69 lakh to the public exchequer.