POST TIME: 23 January, 2019 00:00 00 AM
SC upholds forest gobbler Gani's jail term
UNB, Dhaka

SC upholds forest gobbler Gani's jail term

The Supreme Court yesterday affirmed the High Court verdict that upheld a lower court judgement sentencing former Chief Conservator of Forest Osman Gani to 12 years' imprisonment in a corruption case. A three-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Justice M Imaan Ali passed the order after dismissing an appeal filed by Osman Gani challenging the High Court verdict. The High Court on December 15, 2015 upheld the lower court verdict that convicted and sentenced Osman

Gani, who have served his sentence since 2007 and got release in 2016, was arrested during the time of caretaker government when Tk 1,06,84,600 cash was seized from his home in Uttara. Earlier on June 5, 2008, Judge AKM Arifur Rahman of the Special Court-10 sentenced Gani to 12 years' imprisonment.

Mohsin Ara, Gani's fugitive wife, was also jailed for three years and fined Tk 10 lakh for 'assisting' Gani.