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 judgement adds.
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.