HC seeks documents of graft case against Haji Salim

The High Court on Wednesday sought all the documents of a corruption case where Dhaka-7 MP Haji Mohammad Salim was sentenced to 13 years’ imprisonment.

The HC bench of Justice Md Moinul Islam Chowdhury and Justice AKM Zahirul Huq asked the Dhaka Special Judge’s Court to submit the documents by December 7.

The HC order came following a petition filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission on November 9 to include the case in its cause list for hearing.

M Khurshid Alam Khan argued for the ACC while Sayeed Ahmed Raja stood for Haji Salim and Deputy Attorney General M Asaduzzaman Monir represented the state.

On April 27, 2008, a special Dhaka court sentenced Haji Salim to 13 years’ imprisonment for amassing wealth illegally and concealing information of assets in his wealth statement submitted to the ACC.

The national ant-graft body filed the case with Lalbagh Police Station on September 24, 2007.

Haji Salim moved the High Court against the trial court verdict on October 25, 2009 whereby it revoked the sentence on January 2, 2011.

However, the ACC later filed an appeal with the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court which cancelled the HC order on January 12, 2015 and asked it to re-hear the case.