The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Wednesday (April 13) dismissed a 'Leave to Appeal' petition filed by Dr Zubaida Rahman, wife of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)'s Acting Chairman Tarique Rahman.
She filed the petition to dismiss a case lodged against her by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) alleging acquiring illegal wealth.
Four-member bench of the Appellate Division led by Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique passed the order.
Earlier, after hearing the 'Leave to Appeal' on April 6, the Appellate Division fixed April 13 as the date to pass the verdict.
At the hearing, Senior Advocate AJ Mohammad Ali represented Dr Zubaida Rahman in the court while Attorney General AM Amin Uddin represented the state.
Lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan, who was in favour of the ACC in the case said as the application was rejected, there is no legal obstruction for the case against Zubaida to proceed in the judicial court.
The ACC filed a case against Tarique Rahman, Dr Zubaida Rahman and her mother Syeda Iqbal Mand Banu at the Kafrul Police Station in the capital on September 26, 2007 on charges of acquiring wealth beyond income sources.
In the next year, charge-sheet was filed against the three. Later, Zubaida Rahman appealed to the High Court to quash the case.
Following the hearing on April 12, 2017, the High Court dismissed Zubaida's petition and gave its verdict.
The High Court directed Zubaida Rahman to appear before the trial court within eight weeks in the case. Following this, Zubaida Rahman submitted a 'Leave to Appeal' petition that year.
BDST: 1639 HRS, APR 13, 2022