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Helena Jahangir, 4 others get 2-yr jail in fraud case

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 20th March, 2023 04:38:57 PM
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A Dhaka court has sentenced five people, including Helena Jahangir, a businessperson turned politician, to 2 years jail in a fraud case filed with Dhaka's Pallabi Police Station.

Dhaka's Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Md Tofazzal Hossain passed the order on Monday.

The court also fined them Tk 2000 each, in default, to suffer two months more imprisonment.

Four other convicts are Hazera Khatun, general manager of Helena Jahangir's IPTV "Joyjatra Television", Coordinator of the IPTV Sanaullah Nuri, chief news editor Qamruzzaman Arif and staff reporter Mahfuzur Rahman.

The court also issued warrants for the arrest of Helena and Hazera for not to appear before the court during the hearing.

On March 14, the court fixed March 20 for delivering the judgment in the case after concluding the law-point arguments from both the defense and state counsel sides.

The court framed charges against them on April 18 in 2022.

Earlier on November 21 2021, Inspector Shahinur Islam of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and also investigation officer of the case, submitted charge sheet of the case.

Joyjatra Television's Bhola district correspondent Abdur Rahman Tuhin filed the fraud case on August 2.

The law enforcers arrested Helena during a raid at her Gulshan residence in the capital on July 29 in 2021.