Dhaka court sets date for mayor Sakku’s graft case hearing

A Dhaka court on Wednesday fixed June 12 for the hearing of indictment of charges against Comilla Mayor Monirul Haque Sakku, which have been tabled by the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC).

The BNP leader, who has been elected for a second term in the Comilla city corporation polls held in March, is accused of accumulating wealth beyond known sources of income and hiding asset details.

The court had issued a warrant against Sakku on April 18 after the court took cognizance of the ACC chargesheet. It had also ordered confiscation of Sakku’s assets.

On May 9, Sakku surrendered to the court when he was granted interim bail.

On Wednesday, he secured permanent bail when the metropolitan sessions judge’s court scheduled the hearing for framing charges.

The trial has been shifted to the court of Dhaka’s eighth special judge, said Prosecutor Tapash Pal.

In 2008, the ACC filed the case with the Ramna police in Dhaka and charges were pressed against Sakku and his wife in February last year.

The BNP leader is accused of having assets worth Tk 45.77 million beyond his known sources of income and for hiding details of assets worth Tk 11.24 million.

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