The full verdict of the Supreme Court was issued by former Communications Minister Barrister Nazmul Huda with four years in prison and his wife, lawyer Sigma Huda, has issued a sentence for his arrest. The verdict was published more than a year after the verdict was handed down in public court. In the 67-page verdict, Nazmul Huda was ordered to surrender at the lower court to seize the sentence. The court of first instance was asked to surrender within 45 days of the copy of the verdict. Najmul Huda, who was disqualified for the upcoming parliamentary elections, said the verdict was issued by the court to take the necessary steps to arrest Nazmul Huda if he did not surrender during the time. But Nazmul Huda will have to surrender to participate in the elections. Then he will have to appeal against the prison sentence. Legal experts believe that after obtaining a court order, they may be candidates in elections if they receive instructions.
Supreme Court Bhabani Prasad Singh and Judge Mostafa Zaman Islam gave a brief verdict on Nov. 8 last year. The court verdict was published Sunday on the Supreme Court website.
Nazmul Huda couple to have an opportunity to appeal in the appeals division against the verdict of the Supreme Court. ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan said Nazmul Huda will have to surrender to the lower court before appealing. He said that because of this verdict, Nazmul Huda became ineligible for the next election.
In the verdict of the verdict, it was said that corruption is a curse. Corruption is seen everywhere in society. Corruption of any government official not only undermines the basis of society, is detrimental to the national interest and to the economy. It is said in the verdict that when a person arrives at a top position of government and makes misuse of power, this corruption will cause enormous damages to the economy, the national interest and the image of the country.
On March 21, 2007, the ACC filed a lawsuit against the Dhanmondi Police Station against the couple for receiving a $ 2.44 million bribe from a contractor named Akter Hossain Limited, a management company named Mir Jahir Hossain. In this case, the Special Court of Judges, established in the MP lodge of the Jatiya Sangsad building, sentenced Nazmul Huda to seven years in a verdict and Sigma Huda was sentenced to three years in prison on August 27 of the same year. The couple appealed to the Supreme Court against the verdict. Following the hearing on the appeal, the Supreme Court acquitted them in a verdict on March 20, 2011. The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) appealed in the appellate division against the Supreme Court ruling. The Appeals Division then terminated the Supreme Court ruling on December 1, 2014 and again ruled in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court returned the verdict after the hearing. The verdict would have proven the allegation of bribery against the Nazmul Huda couple. However, the court reduced Nazmul Huda's seven-year sentence to seven years to four years. And Sigma Huda's sentence was reduced to three years. The Supreme Court gave the verdict as a punishment to Sigma Huda, since he was imprisoned for the time being. ACC's lawyer said Sigma Huda was in jail for almost a year and a half.