Helena Jahangir, 4 others get 2yrs imprisonment in fraud case

Jago News Desk Published: 20 March 2023, 05:42 PM
Helena Jahangir, 4 others get 2yrs imprisonment in fraud case

A Dhaka court on Monday sentenced Helena Jahangir, a businessperson-turned-politician, and four others to two years imprisonment in a fraud case filed with Dhaka's Pallabi Police Station, reports BSS.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Md Tofazzal Hossain handed down the judgment. The court also fined Taka 2,000 each of the accused, in default they will have to stay in prison for two more months. 

Other four accused are Joyjatra TV's general manager Hazera, chief news editor Kamruzzaman Arif, coordinator Sanaullah Nuri and staff reporter Mahfuz Shahriar. The court issued arrest warrant against Helena Janhangir and Hazera as they were not present at the court at the time pronouncing the verdict. 

Earlier, the court recorded statements of 13 prosecution witnesses, including the complainant in the case.

Joyjatra Television's Bhola district correspondent Abdur Rahman Tuhin filed the fraud case on August 2, 2021.

On April 18 last year, the court framed charges against Helena and four others in the case.

On November 21 of 2021, Inspector Shahinur Islam of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and also investigation officer of the case, submitted charge-sheet of the case against Helena and four others to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court of Dhaka.