The High Court will pronounce on September 29 its verdict on compensation to innocent jute mill worker Jahalam who languished in jail for embezzlement of bank money by other.
A division bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahsan and Justice KM Kamrul Quader is set to announce the judgment.Earlier, the court kept the matter as case awaiting verdict (CAV) completing hearing on rule on February 12.
Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan appeared for Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) while Barrister Sheikh Mohammad Asaduzzaman and Barrister Zakir Hossain for BRAC Bank Ltd and Sonali Bank respectively.
Hailing from Tangail, Jahlam languished in jail for years in 33 cases instead of real culprit Abu Salek involving embezzlement of Tk 18 crore from Sonali Bank.
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) was first to hold an investigation into confinement of Jahalam iand disclosed his innocence.
The HC took cognizance of the matter following a newspaper report that innocent suffer due to faults of other.
The High Court passed a suo moto order following the newspaper report. Lawyer Amit Das Gupta drew the court’s attention to the news item.Jahalam was enlarged on bail granted by the apex court on February 3.