BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman is now the convict in eight cases including two over August 21 grenade attack.
Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq on Wednesday placed a list of the cases against Tarique Rahman in Parliament replying to a starred question from ruling party MP Fazilatun Nasa Bappy (Women Seat-30).
“A graft case was filed with Kafrul thana in 2007 accusing Tarique Rahman along with his wife Zubaida Rahman, his mother in-law Syeda Iqbal Manda Banu on charges of accumulating assets illegally.”
Dr. Zubaida filed a petition with the High Court against the charge-sheet of the case, but the court turned it down. The accused filed the appeal petition with the Appellate Division challenging the High Court’s order, which is awaiting disposal, added the law minister.
The trial of two cases of murder and blasts over 21st August grenade attack are now continuing in the Speedy Trial Tribunal-1, Dhaka, Annisul said.
The trial proceedings of a sedition case are going on in Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court, the minister informed the Jatiya Sangsad.
Other four defamation cases are pending with the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court. The court issued a warrant for his arrest in one case.
About the two cases in which Tarique has been convicted, he said the High Court sentenced him to seven years’ rigorous imprisonment and fined Tk 20 crore in a money laundering case filed with Kafrul thana in 2009, though the lower court acquitted him.
Tarique has recently been awarded 10-years jail in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case by the lower court. He also was fined some Tk 2.10 crore in the case.