A Khulna court on Tuesday sentenced a female customs employee to 13 years in prison after a case was filed over acquisition of a huge amount of illegal assets.
The accused was identified as Rafeza Begum alias Nazma Haider Rafiza, an employee of Chattogram Customs and wife of MM Jahangir Alam of Sonadanga of the city.
Khulna Divisional Special Court Judge, Zia Haider, handed down the verdict this afternoon with Rafeza Begum in the dock. The judge also fined her 1 crore and five lakhs.
According to Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) lawyer, Khandaker Mojibur Rahman, Rafeza Begum is a third-class employee of Chattogram Customs.
The court declared that investigation had produced evidence of the acquisition of a massive amount of illegal assets.
ACC Officer, Mosharraf Hossain, filed a case against Rafeza with Sonadanga Police Station on April 29, 2015. ACC Officer, Shamim Iqbal, investigated the case.
Her husband, Jahangir Alam, is also a Customs employee, and a case has been filed against him as well, according to ACC.