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ACC: Petition filed seeking bail cancellation of ex-MP Awal, his wife

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday filed a petition with the High Court (HC) seeking cancellation of bail granted to former Awami League MP AKM Awal and his wife Lyla Parveen in graft cases.


ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan said Awal, also former lawmaker of Pirojpur-1 constituency, was sued in three cases and his wife in one case.


ACC filed the petition seeking bail cancellation of the duo that was granted by a District Judge Court in Pirojpur on March 3, after they surrendered. Before that, the couple also secured 8-week anticipatory bail from HC on January 7.


On December 30, 2019 Deputy Director Md Ali Akbar of ACC Barishal unit filed three cases.


According to the case statement, Awal occupied a portion of government land behind the Land Office in Pirojpur Sadar Upazila and built a two-storied building on it.


He also rented the building to Pally Bidyut Samity and the rent agreement was filed by his wife Lyla.


Awal was elected from ruling Awami League from the Pirojpur-1 constituency in 2008 and 2014 elections.


Source: United News of Bangladesh