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Haji Salim moved to hospital after overnight stay in jail

By :The Report Desk
Published : May 23, 2022 06:11:00 PM | National

After passing one night in jail in a graft case, Awami League lawmaker Haji Mohammad Salim was admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Monday, reports The Daily Star. 

The member of parliament from the Dhaka-7 constituency is serving a 10-year imprisonment for corruption.

Subhash Kumar Ghosh, senior jail super of Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj, said Salim was taken to BSMMU around 9:45 am by an ambulance following a court order as he has been suffering from different diseases.

Earlier on Sunday, a Dhaka trial court sent Haji Salim to jail in a graft case rejecting his bail petition.

Judge of Special Court-7 Shahidul Islam passed the order when he surrendered before the court.

On February 10, the full text of the High Court’s verdict was published upholding his 10-year imprisonment.

The HC asked him to surrender to the trial court within 30 days of receiving the verdict.

The Anti-Corruption Commission filed the case against Haji Salim, an MP from Dhaka-7 constituency, and his wife Gulshan Ara in 2007 for allegedly amassing wealth beyond known sources of income and hiding information in the wealth statements.

 

ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam said, “After this verdict Haji Selim has lost the eligibility to remain an MP according to the article 66 (2) of the Constitution.”