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Embezzlement

Blitz editor sent to jail

A Dhaka court on Thursday sent to jail Salauddin Shoeb Chowdhury, editor of local English weekly Blitz, in connection with an embezzlement case filed by his business partner Sajjad Hossain.

Dakkhinkhan police had arrested Shoeb at his house in Uttara on Wednesday night for allegedly embezzling Tk 79 lakh, said sources.

In September, Blitz created a sensational commotion across the sub-continent by publishing a relationship scandal between Hina Rabbani Khar, foreign minister of Pakistan, and Bilawal Bhutto, son of Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari.

Shoeb's arrest was made a day before the Dhaka visit of Hina Rabbani.

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This is great news that finally this guy is in custody which makes me particularly happy as I suffered humiliation because he leveled me as a terrorist in his yellow journalistic product BLITZ. Everyone knows this particular person because he has is funding from a particular lobbyist group which little known to anyone in general. But his maneuvering made him look like someone of some importance. Anyway, now that his crime is exposed he will be taken into accordingly which lacked in merits.

: MAG Osmani

 

 


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