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Pertha Gopal sentenced to 8 years in prison

Staff Correspondent
Pertha Gopal
A Dhaka court has sentenced the former Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Prisons Partha Gopal Bonik to 8 years in prison, who was suspended on bribery and money laundering charges.

Judge Sheikh Nazmul Alam of Dhaka Special Judge's Court-4 announced the verdict on Sunday, 9 January.

Earlier, on 27 December, the judge of the same court fixed 9 January for the verdict after presenting the arguments of the state and the defendants.

Twelve people testified in court at different times in the case.

On 28 July, 2019, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) quizzed Partha Gopal Bonik, Partha, who was working at Sylhet Central Jail before being dismissed, regarding graft allegations.

The same day the ACC conducted a drive at Partha Gopal Bonik's Dhanmondi flat. The ACC recovered Tk80 lakh in cash from Partha Gopal Bonik 's flat. He was then arrested. The next day, on July 29, the ACC filed a case against him.

Partha during his arrest, said the car he was using and was being kept at the parking space owned by him, actually belonged to his friend. Of the money, Partha said, Tk30 lakh was given to him by his mother-in-law and Tk50 lakh was earned by him during his years in service.
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