The High Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal of former Cox’s Bazar MP Abdur Rahman Bodi seeking the cancellation of indictment order in a graft case.
The HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Judge Md Mostafizur Rahman rejected the petition saying the petition was not placed properly.
It also ordered quick disposal of the case in a magistrate court.
Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan appeared for the Anti-Corruption Corporation (ACC) while Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik for the state and Advocate ARM Hasanuzzaman for the accused.
Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan said Bodi had sought exemption from charge framing but the lower court rejected his appeal. The accused later filed a petition with the High Court.
On December 17, 2007, ACC filed the case against Bodi on charges of concealing information of assets worth Tk 57,11,500 and acquiring wealth illegally worth Tk 79,37,797.
In 2017, the proceedings of the case started after a long delay.
On September 13, 2020, a Chattogram court ordered charge framing against him in the case rejecting his plea for exemption. Bodi appealed to the High Court for the cancellation of the order.