Judicial

SC scraps bail to Laxmipur UP chairman Selim in graft case

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed a High Court order that had granted bail to controversial union parishad chairman of Chandpur Md Selim Khan in a corruption case.

 

The court also ordered Selim Khan to surrender before the court by September 27.

 

Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division Justice M Enayetur Rahim passed the order after hearing a petition filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

 

Advocate Momtaz Uddin Fakir appeared for Salim Khan at the court while Advocate Khorshed Alam Khan stood for ACC.

 

On September 14, the High Court (HC) granted anticipatory bail to him for four weeks in the graft case.

 

The HC, however, ordered Selim Khan to surrender before the trial court concerned within four weeks in connection with the case.

 

On August 1, ACC’s assistant director Ataur Rahman filed the case against Selim Khan for acquiring the assets illegally.

 

According to the complaint, Selim Khan acquired assets worth Tk 34,53, 81,119 beyond his known source of income and he concealed information about his assets.

 

On August 8, the Appellate Division ruled that Md Selim Khan must pay a huge amount in royalties against sand extraction from the Meghna river banks.

 

It said since 2016, Selim Khan had been extracting sand from the Meghna River in Chandpur Sadar and Haimchar illegally, causing the government to incur huge losses.

 

Source: United News of Bangladesh