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2023-03-15 03:03:26 BdST

Jamiruddin Sircar deposits Tk 28 lakh to govt treasury in graft case

Former Jatiya Sangsad speaker Barrister Jamiruddin Sircar deposited Taka 27.86 lakh to the state exchequer following a recent court judgment in a graft case.

Judge Prodip Kumar Roy of Dhaka Special Judge Court-7 on March 6 pronounced the judgment, fining the former speaker Taka 27.86 lakh in a case filed for embezzling money in the name of treatment cost by misusing his power.

Confirming the matter to journalists, Sircar's lawyer Hannan Bhuiyan said they deposited the money through challan at Sonali Bank Supreme Court branch.

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on December 28, 2010, filed five separate cases against Sircar, former BNP secretary general Khandker Delwar Hossain, former deputy speaker Akhter Hamid Siddiqui and national parliament official Ashraful Islam.

The court in its order against Sircar, said the convict would be exempted from the other four cases when he would deposit the money fined in this case.

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