Hallmark Group Scam: Judgment sentences Tanveer Mehmood and others to life imprisonment

Hallmark Group Scam: Judgment sentences Tanveer Mehmood and others to life imprisonment

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A Dhaka court on Tuesday remarked that the Hallmark Group scam is an extraordinary incident in the history of the country.

In observing the verdict, the court also said that those who undermine the country's banking system, economy and people's deposits deserve the death penalty. However, the death penalty in the relevant law is life imprisonment. Therefore the accused have been sentenced to life imprisonment.

This was the court's comment on the verdict that sentenced Hallmark Group managing director Tanveer Mahmood and eight others to life imprisonment. They have also been fined Tk 50 million each.

Judge Abul Kashem of Dhaka's Special Judge Court-1 passed the order. ACC government lawyer Mir Ahmed Ali Salam confirmed this to Prothom Alo.

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