Local unit of BNP on Sunday called a half day hartal in the district for Monday protesting party’s senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman’s conviction in a money-laundering case, UNB reports. The shutdown will remain in force from 6 am to 12 pm.
Saiful Islam, president of district unit BNP, came up with the announcement at a press briefing today. Earlier on July 21, the High Court sentenced BNP senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman to seven years’ imprisonment and fined him Tk 20 crore scrapping his acquittal in the money-laundering case.
On November 17, 2013, a Dhaka court acquitted Tarique while sentenced his friend and business partner Giasuddin Al Mamun to seven years along with a fine of Tk 40 crore in the ACC case filed for illegally sending Tk20.41 crore to Singapore between 2003 and 2007.