HC upholds 10-year jail sentence to Haji Selim
The High Court has upheld a trial court verdict that sentenced Awami League lawmaker Haji Mohammad Salim to 10 years' imprisonment.
The bench of Justice Md Moinul Islam Chowdhury and Justice AKM Zahirul Huq passed the order after rehearing on the appeal filed by Haji Salim, challenging the trial court verdict that sentenced him to 13 years' imprisonment in the corruption case.
The case was lodged for amassing illegal wealth and concealing information in this regard.
On April 27, 2008, the Special Judge's Court-7 of Dhaka convicted Haji Salim and sentenced him to 13 years' imprisonment in the case.
Haji Salim filed an appeal with the HC on October 25, 2009 against the trial court verdict.
Later, the HC acquitted Haji Salim of the corruption case on January 2, 2011.
The ACC then appealed against the HC verdict to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court.
On January 12, 2015, the Appellate Division scrapped the HC verdict and directed the HC to hold a rehearing of Haji Salim's appeal and to dispose of the appeal again.