A court here on Monday sentenced BNP MP Harun-ur Rashid Harun of Chapainawabganj-3 constituency, to five-year imprisonment in a case filed for abusing duty-free import privilege.
Judge of the Dhaka Special Judge Court-4, Shekh Nazmul Alam handed down the verdict. The court fined him Tk 50 lakh, in default, to suffer six months more imprisonment.
The court also sentenced Managing Director of TV channel NTV Enayetur Rahim Bappi to two years jail with Tk one lakh fine while businessman Imtiaz Sadeque, to three years imprisonment with Tk 40 lakh fine. They were tried in absentia.
According to the prosecution, Harun-ur-Rashid imported a duty-free vehicle at Tk 11.65 lakh in 2004. Later, he in collusion with Imtiaz sold out the vehicle to Enayetur Rahim at Tk 97 lakh.
Later, sub-inspector Mohammad Yunus Ali of Tejgaon Police Station filed a case against MP Harun and two others on March 17, 2007.