Friday, June 22, 2007

Awami League's Corruption:

Sheikh Selims Confession

Detained Awami League (AL) leader Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim yesterday confessed to a metropolitan magistrate that he shared with former prime minister and AL chief Sheikh Hasina Tk 2.99 crore he extorted from the managing director of a power company.

Details of his confessional statement given to Metropolitan Magistrate ABM Abdul Fattah in the extortion case could not however be known. Azam J Chowdhury, managing director of Eastcoast Trading Private Ltd, filed the case against Hasina and her cousin Selim with Gulshan Police Station on June 13 for extorting over Tk 2.99 crore. Selim was shown arrested in the case on June 14 and placed on a two-day remand on June 18.

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