5 yrs jail slapped to Railway ex-GM Mridha

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A Dhaka court on Wednesday sentenced Yusuf Ali Mridha, former general manager of Bangladesh Railway (East), to three years’ imprisonment in a case filed for accumulating money illegally and concealing information in his wealth statements.

Judge Mohammad Aminul Islam of the Dhaka Special Court-9 passed the order in presence of the accused, UNB reports.

The court also fined him Tk 15 lakh in the case filed under section 27 (1) of the Anti Corruption Commission Act-2004, in default, to suffer one year more rigorous imprisonment.

Besides, the court sentenced Mridha to two years in jail in another section in the same case.

Deputy assistant director of ACC, Rezaul Hasan filed a case with Ramna Police Station against Yusuf Mridha for accumulating wealth worth Tk 40.9 lakh and concealing information of wealth worth Tk 17.33 lakh on August 14, 2012.

Later, Rezaul Hasan, also the investigation officer in the case, submitted chargesheet against him on November 26, 2012 and the court indicted him on November 24, 2013.

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