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Haji Salim sent to jail upon surrender 

Staff Correspondent  |
Update: 2022-05-22 16:06:00
Haji Salim sent to jail upon surrender 

A Dhaka court has sent Dhaka-7 lawmaker Haji Mohammad Salim to jail rejecting his bail petition in connection with a graft case. 

Judge Shahidul Islam of Dhaka's Special Judge's Court-7 passed the order on Sunday afternoon.

Earlier on Sunday, ruling Awami League MP Haji Mohammad Salim convicted of 10 years of imprisonment in a corruption case surrendered to the lower court in Dhaka. 

He has returned home from Thailand on May 5 amid controversy over his leaving the country for treatment.

Being convicted in a graft case, Haji Salim left Dhaka for Bangkok in the name of treatment ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr secretly on April 29.

He has been at the risk of losing his membership of parliament since the High Court confirmed his 10-year jail term in March 2021 in an illegal wealth accumulation case filed one and a half decades ago.

Parliament has not yet decided on his membership.

BDST: 1606 HRS, May 22, 2022

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