A Dhaka court sent former LGRD minister Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan and former land minister M Shamsul Islam to jail in connection with the Gatco scam case. They both appeared in court.
On Thursday, the court issued arrest warrants against 12 'absconding' accused in the Gatco scam case, including former ministers M Saifur Rahman, Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan, Matiur Rahman Nizami, MK Anwar, M Shamsul Islam and Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on May 13 pressed charges against Khaleda and 23 others for committing the offences. The ACC filed the case with Tejgaon Police Station on September 2 last year against 13 people, including Khaleda and her son, for graft in awarding Gatco container handling work at depots in Dhaka and Chittagong.
Matiur Rahman Chowdhury has more on the story.