Vol. 5 Num 1048 Mon. May 14, 2007  
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Joynal Hazari jailed over wealth report
Ex-BNP MP Farid arrested, Abu Zafar sent to jail

A Feni court yesterday sentenced former Awami League lawmaker Joynal Hazari to three years' imprisonment as he failed to submit his wealth statements to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), reports BSS.

Judge of the special court Mohammad Nazrul Islam convicted Hazari who is on the government's list of 50 corrupt suspects.

ACC's Assistant Director Shafiqur Rahman filed the case under section 26(1) of Anti-Corruption Law 2004 on April 8. Five witnesses gave their depositions.

The AL leader has been absconding since August 16, 2001, and was convicted in four cases out of 20 filed by the various government organisations.

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested former BNP lawmaker from Cox's Bazar-2 Alamgir Mohammad Mahfuzullah Farid from his NAM Flat on Manik Mian Avenue yesterday.

A team of Rab-3 picked Alamgir up around 2:00pm. He was under Rab custody until 8:00pm.

Rab said Alamgir is an accused in a Tk 50 lakh extortion case filed with Moheshkhali Police Station on April 15.

Former Chairman of Hoyanok union in Moheshkhali Abdul Mabud Chowdhury filed the case against Alamgir and 18 others.

Former BNP lawmaker from Faridpur-1 constituency Shah Mohammad Abu Zafar was sent to jail yesterday when he appeared at a local court in a case filed in connection with misappropriation of relief materials.

District and Sessions Judge M Abdul Majid rejected his bail petition and ordered sending him to prison. Later, he was sent to Kashimpur jail, reports our Faridpur correspondent.

The case was filed against him following the recovery of 304 CI sheets of government relief fund from his village home by the joint forces on February 12.