The High Court (HC) on Monday cleared the way for the subordinate court to hold the trial proceedings against Partha Gopal Banik, the suspended deputy inspector general (prisons) of Sylhet division, in a money laundering case.
The HC dismissed a review appeal filed by Partha seeking exemption from the graft charges in a case filed after the recovery of Tk 80 lakh from his residence during a drive in 2019.The bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukdar and Jusice Mohi Uddin Shamim passed the order.
Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik stood for the state while Advocate Md Khurshid Alam Khan represented the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). Advocate Abdul Matin Khashru moved for the petitioner.
Partha filed the review petition with the HC after his appeal was rejected by a subordinate court on November 4.
On July 28, 2019, the ACC seized Tk 80 lakh from his house in the city’s Dhanmondi area after interrogating him at the ACC headquarters over corruption at Chittagong Central Jail.
Later, Partha, former DIG of Chittagong Central Jail, was shown arrested in the case.