Dhaka – Jailed ruling Awami League party lawmaker Abdur Rahman Bodi challenged the sentence an anti-corruption tribunal handed down on him in the higher court, officials said on Tuesday.
Bodi, an Awami League lawmaker from a Cox’s Bazar constituency, was sent to jail after he was convicted over ill-gotten assets and hiding wealth information on November 2.
In the appeal, Bodi prayed to the HC to acquit him of the corruption charges, said Nashreen Siddiqua Lina, a defence lawyer.
Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-3 sentenced Bodi to three years’ in prison for “concealing” and “deliberately providing false” wealth statement to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in March 2014.
A bail prayer will also be sought for the lawmaker, the counsel said adding that no date for hearing on the petition was set yet.
Bodi was also fined Tk 1 million, in default of which he will have to spend three more months in jail.