DHAKA: The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court upheld a six-month interim bail granted by the High Court to former minister Abdul Latif Siddiqui in a corruption case.
The Appellate Division bench, headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, rejected the appeal filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) against the HC order.
Latif Siddiqui was granted interim bail by the High Court on November 4.
Appellate division on November 11, stayed the HC bail order in response to the ACC appeal. The bench also asked the commission to file a leave-to-appeal by today (Nov 17) and it was rejected, ACC lawyer Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan said.
The ACC filed the corruption case with Adamdighi Police Station against Siddiqui and one Jahanara Rashid on October 17, 2017. They were accused of incurring a loss of Tk40.7 lakh to the state.
As per the case statement, Siddiqui sold 2.38 acres of land of Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation at Dariapur village in Adamdighi upazila to Jahanara without floating tender.
BDST: 1444 HRS, NOV 17, 2019