HC orders Tarique to surrender in 5 cases

The High Court today ordered BNP senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman to surrender before the lower court concerned within thirty days in five different cases including three for extortion.

A High Court division bench comprising Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice Mohammad Ullah passed the order revoking its stay on the cases.

"The High Court also dismissed the rule issued in the cases, paving way for continuing the proceedings," said deputy attorney general Tapas Kumar Biswas.

The cases were lodged against Tarique in 2007-2008 for extortion and dodging taxes. Later the High Court acting on the plea of the accused stayed the proceedings of the cases and issued rule asking the government why it shall not scrap the proceedings for forever.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)