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SC stays bail of Ariful, Gaus

DHAKA, Dec 20, 2016 (BSS) - The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) today stayed bail of suspended mayor of Sylhet City Corporation, Ariful Haque Chowdhury and Habiganj Municipal mayor GK Gaus in two separate cases.

Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division Justice Md Nizamul Huq passed the order, accepting two separate pleas of the state and sent the matters to full bench for hearing on January 2, 2017.

"The apex court stayed their bail till January 2, 2017, as the full bench is scheduled to hear the matter on that day," said defence counsel M Masud Rana.

Earlier on December 11, the High Court granted Ariful six months bail in a case for carrying out bomb attack in Awami League rally in Dirai, Sunamganj. Gaus on the other hand, had secured bail on the same day in a case lodged over carrying out grenade attack that killed two persons including former Finance Minister Shah AMS Kibria.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)