The High Court on Sunday ordered the lower court concerned to dispose of a graft case against former Cox’s Bazar MP Abdur Rahman Bodi in a year.
The HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Judge Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akondo passed the order rejecting Bodi’s plea to stay the trial of the case.
Advocate Rafikul Islam Sohel appeared for the writ petition in the court, while Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan for the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). Besides, Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik and Assistant Attorney General Anna Khanam Kali represented the state.
On January 18, HC rejected an appeal of Abdur Rahman Bodi seeking the cancellation of indictment order in this case. Later, he sought the stay of the trial of the case, said Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan.
On December 17 in 2007, ACC Chattogram Region Deputy Director Abul Kalam Azad 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.