A Dhaka court today sentenced Col (retd) Shahid Uddin Chowdhury to nine years in jail in a tax evasion case.
Judge Mohammad Nazrul Islam of the Special Judge Court-10 of Dhaka handed down the sentence in absence of Col (retd) Shahid Uddin.
The punishment of the fugitive will be effective from the day of his arrest or surrender, the judge said.
On September 25 last year, Sheikh Ali Hasan, an assistant tax commissioner of Circle-9 of the National Board of Revenue (NBR), filed the case with Dhaka's Senior Special Judge's Court against the accused for evading Tk 15 lakh in income tax between 2015 and 2018 fiscal years.
Earlier on November 10, Shahid was sentenced to life term imprisonment in an arms case.