Ex-Sylhet DIG (Prison) gets 8 years jail

A Dhaka court on Sunday sentenced Partha Gopal Banik, suspended deputy inspector general (prisons) of Sylhet division, to eight years imprisonment in a case filed on bribery and money laundering charges.

Judge Sheikh Nazmul Alam of Dhaka Special Judge Court-4 pronounced the judgment.

The court fined him Tk 50,000, in default, to suffer three months more rigorous imprisonment.

On September 19 last year, the court sent Partha Gopal Banik to jail in the case when he surrendered before the court.

On June 17, Dhaka Special Judge Court-5 granted bail to Partha Gopal. Later, the Anti- Corruption Commission submitted a petition seeking cancellation of the bail order which was granted later.

On January 25, 2021, the HC dismissed a review appeal filed by Partha seeking exemption from the graft charges in a case filed after the recovery of Tk 80 lakh from his residence during a drive in 2019.

On July 28, 2019, ACC seized Tk 80 lakh from his house in the city’s Dhanmondi area after interrogating him at the ACC headquarters over corruption.

Source: United News of Bangladesh