The High Court (HC) of Bangladesh on October 28 rejected a Writ petition of quashing proceedings of a case filed against former BNP lawmaker Nasiruddin Ahmed Pintu for misappropriating relief tins.
Following the HC verdict, the case against Pintu will continue at the lower court, lawyer of Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan told reporters.
A bench of the HC comprising Justice AKM Fazlur Rahman and Justice ANM Basir Ullah passed the judgment upon a petition filed by Pintu for quashing proceedings of the case.
On March 26 in 2007, Hazaribagh police filed the case against the opposition BNP leader on the allegation of misappropriating 79 pieces of relief-tin.
Pintu gave the tins, meant for distribution among the poor people, to mosques, sources said. The joint-forces recovered the tins.
Later, October 8 in 2007, the ACC submitted charge-sheet against Pintu.
In 2008, the HC stayed proceedings of the case following a petition filed by Pintu and issued rule upon the government.
After holding hearing on the matter, the HC rejected the petition yesterday.
Advocate SM Shahjahan appeared for Pintu while Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan for ACC.