The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Sunday filed a plea with Supreme Court to set date for holding the hearing on an appeal filed by the anti-graft body, challenging the lower court order that cleared BNP leader Tarique Rahman in a money laundering case.
Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan, counsel for ACC, filed the plea on Sunday morning.
A special judge's court on November 17, 2013, cleared the BNP senior vice-chairman from the case, involving more than Tk200 million.
ACC filed the appeal on December 5, 2013, and the High Court on January 19, 2014, accepted the appeal for hearing and asked the accused to surrender before the trial court, according to BSS. - Idrak