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B'deshi court to decide fate of Khaleda's son in graft case

world Updated: Jun 19, 2011 21:56 IST
Arafat Rahman Koko

A Bangladeshi special court will decide the fate of Arafat Rahman Koko, the younger son of former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia, who has been accused in a graft case for allegedly laundering Taka 20.41 crore.

Special Judge’s Court-3 on Sunday fixed June 23 for pronouncing the judgment in the money laundering case against Koko after the completion of arguments, said Star online, the website of The Daily Star.

Special Public Prosecutor Anisul Haque pleaded for the maximum punishment for Koko as he have found evidence of his involvement in laundering Tk 20.41 crore, the report said.

Ismail Hossain Saimon, son of former shipping minister late Akbar Hossain, is the other accused in the graft case.

On June 6, the court had framed fresh charges against Koko and Saimon under Money Laundering Prevention Act 2002 to avoid legal complications as they were indicted for activities before 2009, the report said.

Koko, who was arrested in September 2007, on graft charges and paroled for treatment abroad in July the following year, is now in Bangkok.