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12:00 AM, September 30, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:53 AM, September 30, 2020

Jaha Alam’s Compensation

HC to deliver verdict today

The High Court will deliver its verdict today over compensating Jaha Alam, who suffered in jail for three years instead of the real accused in several corruption cases.  

The HC bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader yesterday fixed 2pm for the verdict.

The bench was scheduled to deliver the verdict yesterday, but it was deferred as the bench held a brief hearing on the matter, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan told The Daily Star.

The bench on January 28 last year issued a rule, asking authorities concerned of ACC and the government why they should not be directed to release and compensate Alam.

It came up with the rule following a report published in national daily Prothom Alo, headlined "Sir, I'm Jaha Alam, not Salek".

On February 3 last year, the HC directed jail authorities to release Alam immediately and he got out on the same day.

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