Jailed without crime: HC orders to compensate Jahalam Tk 15
Jailed without crime: HC orders to compensate Jahalam Tk 15 lakh
| 30 Sep 2020, 18:10
The High Court has ordered to compensate jute mill worker Jahalam Taka 15 lakh within one month who was in jail for three years after being convicted in 26 cases filed by Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) though he was innocent.
The High Court bench comprising Justice FRM Nazmul Ahsan and Justice KM Qamrul Kader passed the order on Wednesday.
During the hearing lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan represented the ACC while lawyer Anisul Hasan stood for the BRAC Bank Limited and Barrister Sheikh Md. Zakir Hossain was for the Sonali Bank.
The hearing completed over the rule on February 12.
The case was in the cause list for verdict on Tuesday. But ACC, Sonali Bank and BRAC Bank took part in the hearing for them on that day. Then the court fixed the time 2 pm today for delivering the verdict.
In January last year a national daily published a report on Jahalam issue. The matter was upheld before the court by Supreme Court lawyer Amit Dasgupta. Then the High Court bench summoned four persons including ACC official and plaintiff of the case to deliver explanation and issued rule.
Mentionable, there are 33 cases including more than 18 crore taka forgery from Sonali Bank against Abu Salek. But instead of Abu Salek jute mill worker Jahalam was in jail for three years and still is being produced before the court.