Embezzlement of Zakat Fund

Sayeedi, 5 others indicted

Staff Correspondent

12 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Sayeedi, 5 others indicted

A Dhaka court on Monday framed charges against six people including convicted war criminal Mawlana Delwar Hossain Sayeedi in a case filed on charges of embezzling Tk 1.27 crore from Islamic Foundation (IF) Zakat Tahbil.

Judge Syeda Hosne Ara of Dhaka Special Judges Court-1 situated at Bakshi bazar area in the capital framed the charges rejecting discharge petitions submitted by the accused in the case.

The court also fixed February 17 to start recording testimony of the prosecution witnesses in the case.

Prime accused of the case Jamaat-e-Islami leader Sayeedi, now in jail, and three others, who are now on bail pleaded not guilty and demanded justice after the court read out the charges to them.

The other accused are-  former IF director Mohammad Lutful Haque, former chairman of Masjid Council for Community Advancement Mawlana Abul Kalam Azad, chief editor of Bandhujon Parishad Mia Mohammad Eunus, former president of Islami Samaj Kalyan Kendro Tofazzal Hossain and deputy director of Masjid Council of IF Md Abdul Haque.