Police on Tuesday arrested BNP standing committee members Barrister Rafiqul Islam Miah in Dhaka hours after a Dhaka court sentenced him to three years’ imprisonment.
A team of the Detective Branch (DB) of police picked Rafiqul Islam up from his residence in the city’s Eskaton area this evening.
Earlier in the day, Dhaka Special Judge Court-6 sentenced Rafiqul Islam Miah to three years imprisonment for not submitting wealth statement to the national anti-graft agency. The court also fined him Taka 50,000. In default, he has to suffer three months imprisonment.
The court also issued arrest warrant against him as it pronounced the judgment in his absence today.
On April 7, 2001, the then Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) issued a notice upon him asking to submit wealth statement to the Commission. The ACB on January 15, 2004, filed a case with Uttara Police Station against barrister Rafiqul Islam Miah as he failed to submit the report within stipulated time.
On November 14, 2017, the court ordered to initiate the case after taking into cognisance the charges framed against him. The court today pronounced the verdict after examining six witnesses in the case.