High Court scraps Tarique Rahman’s petition over bribe for murder cover-up

The others accused are former state minister for home Lutfozzaman Babar, Bashundhara Group Director Abu Sufian and businessman Kazi Salimul Haq aka ‘Econo Kamal’.

The Anti-Corruption Commission filed the case in 2007 accusing the six including Tarique for taking Tk 210 million as bribe to hush up the murder of Humayun Kabir Sabbir in 2006.

In 2008, the ACC brought charges against eight, who were indicted by a special court set up at the National Parliament complex.

Tarique and the others then filed a plea challenging the case and their indictment.

The High Court stayed the proceedings and issued a rule, which the court began hearing this year.