Tarique’s graft case judgment reflects rule of law: Anisul

Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq today said the judgment in a graft case against BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman and his wife Zubaida Rahman is the reflection of rule of law prevailing in the country.

“I just think that it is the reflection that the rule of law is prevailing in the country. When son of a country’s prime minister commits such a crime, he should be given such an exemplary sentence,” the minister said while talking to journalists at the secretariat after the news of the judgment came.

The law minister further said the court had a responsibility to conduct the trial and it has completed it.

While replying a question on BNP’s ‘dictated case’ allegation, Anisul Huq questioned the basis of the accusation, saying, the case was filed on September 26, 2007, during the tenure of then military-backed caretaker government. 

“I have strong doubt regarding their (BNP) corresponding knowledge about the law. Tarique Rahman had already been convicted and sentenced in four cases, so none have any reason to tarnish his image afresh,” the law minister added.

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court today convicted and sentenced BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman to nine-year imprisonment and his wife Zubaida Rahman to three-year jail in a case filed for amassing illegal wealth of Taka 4.81 crore and concealing information about the wealth.

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