Jhikargachha upazila chairman jailed for 6 years


A Dhaka court has sentenced Sabira Sultana, the current chairman of Jhikargacha Upazila, to six years in jail on charges of acquiring false information and extorted wealth.

Judge Shahidul Islam of Dhaka Special Court-5 handed down the verdict on Thursday.

The court also issued an arrest warrant against the leader as she is on the run, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Public Prosecutor Mir Ahmed Salam confirmed the information to the journalists.

He said: “The court also confiscated Tk 10078135 of Sabira Sultana in favour of the government treasury.”