HC ordered Tarique to surrender in extortion case

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Dhaka, November 29: The High Court (HC) on Tuesday directed BNP senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman to surrender before the lower court in an extortion case.

A High Court bench comprising Justice Kazi Reza-ul-Huque and Justice Mohammad Ullah passed the order on Tuesday after hearing in the case.

Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan stood on behalf of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) at the court, while AJ Mohammad Ali took part in the hearing on behalf of Tarique Rahman. He was assisted by Barrister Ragib Rouf Chowdhury.

Khan said the ACC filed a case against Tarique Rahman with the city’s Gulshan Police Station in 2007 on charge of extortion. The proceedings of the case have stayed for a long time at the directive of the High Court. However, the High Court cancelled the stay order responding to a petition of the ACC and directed Tarique Rahman to surrender.