A court of Bangladesh today sentenced
absconding former communication minister Anwar Hossain Manju 13 years in
jail for acquiring wealth illegally and concealing wealth related information.
The court also ordered confiscation of his illegal wealth worth Taka 21 million
communications minister, Manju was handed down 10 years' RI for accumulating
wealth beyond his known sources of income and three years' RI for hiding
information about his wealth. The jail terms will run consecutively, the court
said in its judgement.
Since he is absconding, the
jail sentences will come into effect the day he surrenders or is arrested.