Dhaka, Aug 25 (UNB) – The Appellate Division on Tuesday cleared the way for continuing the trial in a corruption case against BNP leader Moudud Ahmed.
An Appellate Division bench led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain rejected the review appeal seeking stay on the case proceedings filed by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
Moudud stood for himself while advocate Khurshid Alam Khan moved for the ACC.
ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan said with this order the trial proceedings of the graft case will continue.
On March 31, Moudud filed a petition with the High Court seeking the stay on the case proceedings while the HC on April 8, rejected it prompting him to move the Appellate Division.
Challenging the High Court order, Moudud filed an appeal with the chamber judge of Appellate Division while it sent the appeal to a complete bench of the Appellate Division.
On May 14, an Appellate Division bench led by the Chief Justice rejected a leave to appeal (seeking permission to appeal), after which Moudud filed a review appeal on the matter.
The Anti-Corruption Commission filed the case on September 16, 2007 with Gulshan police. Moudud is accused of having Tk 7.38 crore in undisclosed property and concealing information about an estimated Tk 4.4 crore.