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Why ex-DIG prison Bazlur Rashid’s bail won’t be scrapped: HC

The High Court Sunday issued a rule seeking explanation as to why the bail of suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Prisons Bazlur Rashid should not be cancelled.

The virtual bench of Justice Md. Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Ahmed Sohel passed the order after hearing an appeal filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

Advocate Khurshid Alam stood for the ACC while Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik represented the state.

The HC fixed January 18 for hearing of the rule.

On October 29, the former DIG secured bail from a subordinate court providing fake information, according to ACC.

According to the case statement, Bazlur Rashid bought an apartment from Rupayan Housing Estate on Siddheswari Road in the capital.

He paid Tk3.8 crore for the apartment but he could not show any valid source of the money.

Rashid also failed to show any information about the purchase of the flat in his income tax documents, states the charge sheet.

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Deputy Director Md Salauddin filed the case against him on Oct 20, 2019. Later, he was arrested the same day.

On August 26, ACC Deputy Director Nasir Uddin submiited the charge sheet against Bazlur Rashid.

Source: United News of Bangladesh