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Dispose of graft case against Annie within 6 months: HC
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Dispose of graft case against Annie within 6 months: HC

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The High Court on Tuesday withdrew a stay order and asked the subordinate court to complete trial proceedings in a corruption case against BNP leader Shahid Uddin Chowdhury Annie.

The bench of justices Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and KM Hafizul Ala rejected a plea that sought cancellation of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) case.

Advocate Md Khurshid Alam Khan stood for ACC while Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik represented the state and advocate Jainul Abedin stood for Annie.

ACC Deputy Director M Manjur Murshed filed the case with Ramna police on October 9, 2014.

The former MP was accused of concealing information about Tk 13,13,940 in a financial statement filed at the ACC and having Tk 1,40,42,670 in undisclosed property.

Dhaka Special Judge Court framed charges against Annie on May 24, 2016. On September 1 that year, the High Court stayed the trial proceedings for six months and issued a rule asking why the applicant should not be acquitted.UNB.