Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
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Forging PM's signature heinous crime: HC

The High Court said forging the signature of Prime Minister is a heinous crime and there is no scope of acting soft on people involved in such incidents.

The High Court came up with the observations while discharging a rule regarding the bail plea of Fatema Khatun, arrested in a case lodged over faking forging documents of Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

"Discharged," said the High Court division bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akondo.

"There is no question of allowing bail to people involved in forging signature of the Prime Minister. They have to remain behind bars," the court also said.

Advocate Momtaz Uddin Mehedi argued for the bail petition of Fatema, a former staff of PMO, while Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik stood for the state.

Mohammad Rafiqul Alam, director-7 of PMO, on May 5, 2020, filed the case with Tejgaon Police Station over an incident where PMO documents were forged for the appointment of treasurer of North South University.