Rafiqul Amin, managing director of Destiny Group, was sentenced to three years’ rigorous imprisonment in a case filed for not submitting his wealth statement to Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
Judge Shamim Ahmed of the Special Judge Court-8 of Dhaka passed the verdict and also fined Rafiqul Tk 50 lakh in his presence.
This is the first judgment against Rafiqul since his arrest in 2013, confirmed Mahamud Hossain Jahangir, special public prosecutor of ACC.
According to the case statement, ACC on June 15, 2016 served a notice through the jail superintendent asking Rafiqul Amin to submit his wealth statement to them within seven days as he was in jail in connection with two money laundering cases.
On June 20, 2016, he received the notice. Later, the ACC, based on his prayer, gave him seven days more for submitting the wealth statement but he did not provide it.
The ACC filed the case against him with Ramna Police Station on September 8 that year for not submitting the statement.
The commission pressed charges against him on June 6, 2017 while he was indicted in the case on April 2, 2018.