Ex-CAAB engr gets 10 years in jail for illegal wealth

Staff Correspondent

26 October, 2020 12:00 AM printer

A Dhaka court on Sunday sentenced Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) Executive Engineer Md Asir Uddin to 10 years’ imprisonment in a case filed for amassing illegal wealth worth Tk3 crore.

Judge Sheikh Nazmul Alam of Dhaka Special judge court-4 handed down the verdict in presence of the convict in the case.

The court also ordered to confiscate his house built on a three kathas of land at Uttara in the capital in favour of the state.

The court awarded him eight years’ jail and fined him Tk 2 lakh, in default, to suffer six months more in jail under section 27 (1) of ACC Act-2004 while it sentenced two years’ imprisonment and fined Tk1 lakh,  in default, to suffer three more months in jail under section 26 (2) of the Act. 

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) arrested the engineer for having Tk 20 million assets in excess of known sources of income.

He was detained from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Tuesday by ACC Deputy Director and case investigation officer Manzur Alam.

Earlier on May 14, 2017, ACC filed the case with Ramna police station against him on charges of amassing illegal wealth.

On December 12, 2017, ACC arrested Asir Uddin in front of CAAB office in the capital in connection with the case.

Later, he got bail in the case.