Bangladesh SC reverses Disaster Management Minister Maya’s acquittal

By: | Published: June 15, 2015 5:59 PM

Bangladesh Relief and Disaster Management Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya may face 13-year-long jail term as the Supreme Court turned down the High Court's verdict that cleared him of graft charges.

Bangladesh Relief and Disaster Management Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya may face 13-year-long jail term as the Supreme Court turned down the High Court’s verdict that cleared him of graft charges.

The court has also ordered a rehearing the appeal filed by Maya with the High Court against the verdict of a lower court, which sentenced him for illegally accumulating about 6.29 crore taka and hiding assets worth 5.90 crore taka, reported The Daily Star.

A three-member bench, led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, gave the verdict in response to an Anti-Corruption Commission petition challenging Maya’s acquittal.

Maya would remain on bail until the High Court disposed off his appeal.

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