Saifur, engineer of the Department of Shipping, was sentenced to prison

The court has ordered Mirza Saifur Rahman, an engineer of the Directorate of Shipping (currently dismissed) to be sentenced to four years rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Tk 400,000 in the case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission on the charge of taking bribe.

However, he will have to serve two years in prison as the two sentences run concurrently. The sentenced Saifur Rahman was working in the office of Engineer and Ship Surveyor of Dhaka River Port at Sadarghat. He is the son of Mirza Anwar Hossain of village Nakol of Sreepur police station of Magura district.

On Tuesday (June 25), this information was revealed by court sources. According to sources, the judge of the court concerned on Monday. Abul Kashem announced the verdict. In the verdict, the accused has been sentenced to two years rigorous imprisonment under Section 161 of the Penal Code and to six months of simple imprisonment without paying a fine of two lakh taka.

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At the same time, section 5(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1947 has imposed a two-year rigorous imprisonment and a six-month simple imprisonment without paying a fine of two lakh rupees. Accused Mirza Saifur Rahman, who was present in the court during the announcement of the verdict, was sent to jail with a warrant.

According to the complaint of the case, in August 2019, the manager of the ship made an official application online on BIWTA’s website for the repair and inspection of a ship called MS Shipping Lines. Moniruzzaman. However, the accused Mirza Saifur Rahman demanded a bribe of two lakh taka for doing this work.

Later, Moniruzzaman informed the Anti-Corruption Commission before going to pay the bribe. Then the accused Saifur was arrested on September 2, 2019 while accepting bribe while sitting in the office. At that time two lakh taka of bribe was seized from him. In the judgment of the case, it has been ordered to confiscate this money and deposit it in the state treasury.

Assistant Director of Anti-Corruption Commission filed a case against Saifur after he was caught red-handed on the day of taking bribe. Abdul Wadud. After the investigation of the case, the investigating officer filed the charge sheet in the court on November 25 of that year. Monirul Islam.

Later, on November 5, 2020, the official trial of the case was started by the judge of Dhaka Special Judge Court-8. Shamim Ahmed.