BNP leader Amanullah sent to jail

BNP leader Amanullah Aman at the premises of sessions judge court in Dhaka.

A Dhaka court has issued an order to send Dhaka city north unit BNP convener Amanullah Aman to jail.

Dhaka special judge court-1 judge Abul Kashem passed the order on Sunday afternoon.

Amanullah's lawyer Syed Nazrul Islam confirmed this to Prothom Alo.

Aman, convicted in a corruption case, reached the court at 12:20pm to surrender. Later, he surrendered to Dhaka special judge court-1 and sought bail.

Lawyer Nazrul Islam said the court ordered to send Amanullah to jail refusing his bail.

On Tuesday, chamber judge of the Appellate Divison, Enayetur Rahim, granted bail of Aman's wife Sabera Aman who was sentenced to three years in prison in a corruption case.

On 30 May, the High Court upheld the trial court's verdict which sentenced Amanullah Aman to 13 years in jail and Sabera to three years on charges of concealing information of properties and amalgamating assets beyond known sources.

Within 15 days of accepting the copy of this verdict, Amanullah and Sabera were asked to surrender to the concerned court. The full verdict was published on 7 August.

In accordance with the directives, Sabera surrendered to the concerned court on 3 September. Dhaka's special judge court-1 ordered to send her to the jail. Sabera filed a leave-to-appeal on 4 September seeking bail against the High Court verdict.

The Anti-Corruption Commission filed a case with Kafrul police station on 6 March 2007 against Aman couple on charges of concealing information of properties and amalgamating assets beyond known sources.

On the same year 21 June, the special judge court set up at the parliament building sentenced Aman 13 years (in separate sections 10 and 3 years) and Sabera three years. They appealed in the High Court against the verdict.  On 16 August 2010, the High Court acquitted them granting their appeal.

The ACC appealed in the Appellate Division against this verdict.

On 25 May 2014, the Appellate Division cancelled the verdict of acquittal and ordered rehearing.

After completion of the rehearing of the case, the High Court upheld the verdict of the trial court dismissing the appeal of Aman couple on 30 May.