A Bangladesh court today
sentenced 13 years jail term to Shafiur Rahman Babu, son of BNP leader and
former finance minister M. Saifur Rahman, on corruption charges. The case in
brief is that Babu amassed Bangladesh Taka 140 million beyond his known sources
of income and concealed wealth worth over Taka 12 million.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) had filed the
case against him for amassing wealth worth Tk 13.85 crore through illegal means
and concealing information in his wealth statement submitted to the commission.
Delivering the verdict, Judge Jesmin Anwar of the
Special Judge's Court-4 also fined him Tk 15 lakh. If he fails to pay the
amount, he will have to spend two and an half years more behind the bars, the
The court asked the government to confiscate the money
Babu had earned by illegal means in favour of the state.
The verdict also said Babu's sentence will be counted
from the day of his arrest or surrender as he was tried in absentia.