Import of Luxury Car: BNP lawmaker jailed for 5 yrs for evading tax – Daily Janasongjog


A Dacca court yesterday sentenced Harunur Rashid, BNP leader in Chapainawabganj-3, to 5 years’ imprisonment in an exceedingly case filed for nonpayment throughout the import of a luxury automobile.

The tax was dodged by abusing the MPs’ exempt automobile import facilities, in keeping with the case statement.

The court conjointly sentenced Enayetur Rahman Bappi, former director of NTV, to 2 years’ imprisonment whereas Istiaq Sadek, owner of Sky Autos, was sent to jail for 3 years within the same case.

Harun was punished Tk fifty hundred thousand, in default of that he can have serve six additional months in jail, whereas Enayet was punished Tk one hundred thousand, in default of that he can suffer 2 additional months in jail. Istiaq was punished Tk forty hundred thousand and can need to serve six additional months in jail if he fails to pay the number.

Judge Shaikh Nazmul Alam of Dhaka’s Special choose Court-4 bimanual down the decision within the presence of Harun when rejecting his bail plea, whereas the opposite 2 ar on the run. The penalty of the fugitives are effective from the day of their arrest or surrender, the choose aforesaid.

After interrogation of all twelve prosecution witnesses, the choose bimanual down the sentences. He conjointly gave directives that aforesaid Enayet’s vehicle ought to be bimanual over to the govt. choose Shaikh Nazmul conjointly aforesaid the amount throughout that the suspect were in custody before the conviction shall be subtracted from the amount of their jail terms.

Sub-Inspector Md Yunus Ali of Tejgaon police headquarters filed the case against them with Pallabi police headquarters on St Patrick’s Day, 2007.

According to the prosecution, it absolutely was alleged that MP Harun bought a Hummer motorcar on Gregorian calendar month twenty five, 2005, mistreatment his exempt facilities and sold-out it to Istiaq, violating his bond created to parliament that he would use it for a minimum of 3 years before handing it over to anyone else.

Istiaq later sold-out it to Enayet.

During the army-led caretaker government, all the 3 were in remission on charges of the offences and later they were discharged on bail.