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Graft trial against Moudud, Mosharraf to continue
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the petitions of BNP leaders Barrister Moudud Ahmed and Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain seeking review of its verdict for continuing trial proceedings against them in two graft cases.
A three-member Appellate Division bench, headed by Chief Justice SK Sinha, passed the order.
With the apex court order, there is no bar to continue the trial proceedings of the cases filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission against them, said ACC lawyer M Khurshid Alam Khan.
Advocate AJ Mohammad Ali argued for Moudud Ahmed while lawyer Moudud Ahmed led the hearing for Khandaker Mosharraf and Khurshid Alam Khan represented the ACC.
On September 16, 2007, the ACC filed a case against Moudud with Gulshan Police Station on charge of amassing wealth of Tk 9,04,0000 from beyond known sources.
The graft watchdog filed the other case against Mosharraf with Ramna police Station on January 10, 2008 for acquiring illegal wealth of Tk 12 crore.
Moudud and Mosharraf filed separate petitions to the High Court to repeal the cases after the ACC pressed charges against the two BNP leaders in 2008.