HC urged to transfer Giasuddin Al Mamun case to another courtNew Age Online
Giasuddin Al Mamun, a friend and business partner of BNP senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman, on Monday filed a petition before the High Court, seeking a directive for transferring the money laundering case against him and Tarique to another court.
Mamun’s lawyer AKM Fakhrul Islam prayed for switching the case from the court of special judge 3, fearing that his client may not get justice there as the court had already rejected five petitions, including the ‘no confidence’ the defence had filed earlier.
The petition was submitted to the bench of Justice Quamrul Islam Siddiqui and Justice M Khasruzzaman, according to his lawyer.
On September 8 the trial court scheduled September 22 for submission of the relevant order from the High Court about the defence petition.
The Anti-Corruption Commission lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan told New Age he had received a copy of the petition.
On October 26, 2009, the commission had filed the case with Dhaka Cantonment Police Station against Tarique and Mamun accusing them of ‘siphoning off Tk 204.1 million to Singapore’ between 2003 and 2007.
The trial court has for far recorded depositions of 13 prosecution witnesses, including one Debra Laprevotte, an agent of Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States of America.
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