Crime & Punishment

Falu gets 5-yr for relief pilferage
June 3, 2008 - 6:15am BDT

Crime and Punishment - Mosaddeque Hossain Falu

A special court yesterday sentenced detained former BNP MP Mosaddek Ali Falu to five years' rigorous imprisonment for embezzlement of government relief materials.

Judge Tanjina Ismail also fined Falu Tk 5.35 lakh, in default, to suffer one year more in jail.

Falu, who faces a number of cases, was convicted first by the special court set up at the high-security parliament complex.

The court, however, acquitted co-accused Monirul Islam Sohel, Falu's associate, as the prosecution failed to prove the charges bright against him.

Crime and Punishment - Mosaddeque Hossain Falu On February 10 last year, sub-inspector of Ashulia police station Ismail Hossain filed the case against Falu and Sohel for misappropriating 982 pieces of corrugated iron (CI) sheets meant for relief to the underprivileged.

On February 9, the army-led joint forces seized the government relief materials from Falu's factory, 'Dhaka Shanghai Ceramic Factory', at Savar.

Falu, also the owner of private satellite TV channels ntv and Rtv and daily Amar Desh, was arrested by the army-led joint forces on February 6, 2007.

RTV and daily Amar Desh, was arrested by the army-led joint forces on February 6, 2007.