Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury

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Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury
Deputy Leader of the House
Assumed office
12 February 2009
Personal details
Nationality Bangladeshi
Political party Bangladesh Awami League
Spouse(s) Golam Akbar Chowdhury
Occupation politician

Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury is a Bangladeshi politician. She is the current Deputy Leader of the House of Bangladesh Parliament.[1] Earlier she served as the Environment and Forest Minister of Bangladesh. She was awarded Independence Day Award in 2010 by the Government of Bangladesh.

Political career

Chowdhury became the deputy leader of the House of Bangladesh Parliament in February 2009.[2]

Corruption allegation

On July 10, 2008, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed a case against Chowdhury in connection with concealing wealth worth Tk 1.38 million and amassing it illegally.[3][4] Chowdhury denied the allegation.[5] On November 18, 2008, Bangladesh High Court stayed the proceedings against her in the case which was again upheld by the Supreme Court on February 15, 2010.[3] She was granted bail by the High Court.[6] On November 29, 2010, High Court revoked the proceedings of the case on the ground that the charges against Chowdhury were not specifically disclosed in the case.[7]

Personal life

Chowdhury was married to Golam Akbar Chowdhury.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Key Person of Bangladesh Parliament". Bangladesh Government. Retrieved 29 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Sajeda new deputy leader of House". The Daily Star. 13 February 2009. Retrieved 29 July 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "SC upholds HC order to stay case against Sajeda Chy". The Daily Star. 15 February 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "ACC sues Sajeda Chy, AKM Jahangir". The Daily Star. 11 July 2008. Retrieved 29 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Sajeda bins graft claims against her". The Daily Star. 7 October 2007. Retrieved 29 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "Tofail, Sajeda, MK Anwar granted bail". The Daily Star. 21 July 2008. Retrieved 29 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "HC quashes graft case against Sajeda". The Daily Star. 30 November 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "Golam Akbar Chowdhury passes away". The Daily Star. 24 November 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2016. 
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