The High Court today (May 30) upheld trial court verdicts that convicted and sentenced BNP leaders Aman Ullah Aman and his wife Sabera Aman to 13 years' imprisonment in a corruption case filed in 2007.
The HC also directed them to surrender before the lower courts concerned in two weeks in connection with the cases.
The bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Khizir Hayat Lizu delivered the verdicts after dismissing the appeals filed by Aman, and Sabera challenging the lower court verdicts on them.
A special court on June 21, 2007 sentenced Aman to 13 years' imprisonment for amassing wealth illegally and concealing information in his wealth statement.
His wife Sabera was also sentenced to three years' imprisonment by the same court as she was found guilty of abetting the offence.
Following an appeal filed by the couple, the HC on August 16, 2010 acquitted them of the graft charges.
The Appellate Division of the SC on May 26, 2014 cancelled the HC verdict and asked it to hold a fresh hearing on their appeals.
BDST: 1253 HRS, MAY 30, 2023