Sunday, 24 October 2010

ACC corruption cases will continue

UNB, Dhaka
The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on October 24 passed separate orders clearing the way for the trial courts to resume proceedings of the corruption cases against ex-adviser to a caretaker government Justice M Fazlul Huq and former ministers Sheikh Fazlul Karim Salim MP of Awami League and Mirza Abbas of BNP.

A 3-member Appellate Division bench, headed by Chief Justice ABM Khairul Haque, passed the orders upon petitions filed by Anti Corruption Commissions (ACC), overruling the High Court orders that had halted the proceedings of the cases.

Justice Fazlul Huq and Sheikh Salim face cases of amassing wealth illegally, and Abbas of selling out 18 abandoned government houses at a fake auction at prices much lower than their market value, when he was minister for Housing and Public Works.

ACC filed the cases during the immediate past army-backed caretaker government.

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