HC passes split order on granting bail to Destiny Group director

The High Court on Sunday passed a spilt order on a petition over granting bail to Destiny Group Director Lt Col (retd) Didarul Alam in a money laundering case.

The HC bench consisting of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice SM Mzibur Rahman passed the order.

Lawyer Sarwar Hossain appeared for the bail petitioner during the hearing while advocate Asif Hasan presented the Anti-Corruption commission (ACC) and Deputy Attorney General AKM AMin Uddin Manik stood for state.

The senior member of the 2-member bench granted bail to Didarul Alam but another judge rejected it.

Following the spilt order, the matter will now be sent to the Chief Justice who will assign a new bench to dispose of it.

According to the case filed by ACC, Destiny Multipurpose Cooperative Society Limited and Destiny Tree Plantation laundered Tk 1,178.61 crore from 2009 to 2013.

ACC filed the case with Kalabagan Police Station accusing 22 people on July 31, 2012.

On October 20, 2012, Didarul was arrested and he has been behind bars since then.

Source: United News of Bangladesh