A Dhaka court on Sunday sentenced so called businessman Salim Prodhan, who ran illegal casino busi-ness, to eight years’ imprisonment in a case over amassing illegal wealth and money laundering.
Dhaka Special Judge Court-8 Judge Md Badrul Alam Bhuiyan also fined the convict Tk 8 lakh, in de-fault of which he will have to serve seven months’ more in jail.
For acquiring wealth illegally, he was given four years’ imprisonment and fined Tk one lakh, in default of which he will have to serve one month more imprisonment.
The court also sentenced him to four year’s jail with fine of Tk 6 lakh, in default, to suffer six months’ more jail for money laundering.
The court also ordered the authorities concerned to confiscate all his properties.
The court in its observation said the corruption can’t be removed from the society only by verdict.
It urged people not to attend the invitation by corrupt people and marry off their children with such people. Corrupts will have to be boycotted socially, it said.
According to the case statement, Anti-Corruption Commissioner’s Deputy Director (DD) Anwar Pro-dhan filed the case against Salim on charge of amassing over Tk 12.27 crore illegally on October 27, 2019.
The DD submitted the chargesheets against Salim on January 17, 2021, alleging that he acquired wealth over Tk 57.79 crore beyond the known sources of income and laundered over Tk 21.99 core to Thailand and the US.
On October 31 of the same year, Dhaka Special Jude Court-6 ordered framing the charges against him.