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Latif Siddique’s bail order stayed

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 11:19 AM, 11 November 2019   Updated: 11:30 AM, 11 November 2019

Abdul Latif Siddique

Abdul Latif Siddique

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday stayed a High Court (HC) order that granted six-month bail to former textiles and jute minister Abdul Latif Siddique in a graft case. 

A four-member Appellate Division bench, headed by the Chief Justice Sayed Mahmud Hossain, stayed the HC order till November 17 after hearing the petition. 

Earlier on Thursday, Anti Corruption Commission (ACC)’s lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan filed a petition before Appellate Division of the SC seeking stay order on the HC order that granted bail to Latif Siddique. 

On November 4, the High Court granted six-month bail to Abdul Latif Siddique in a corruption case filed on charge of misuse of power in selling government property. 

ACC filed a corruption case at Adamdighi Police Station against Siddiqui and one Jahanara Rashid on October 17, 2017, under the Penal Code and section 5(2) of the Anti-Corruption Commission Act 1947. They were accused of incurring a loss of Tk 40.7 lakh to the state.

According to the case statement, Siddiqui sold 2.38 acres of land of Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation at Dariapur village in Adamdighi upazila to Jahanara without floating tender.

On February 18 last, ACC Assistant Director Md Aminul Islam submitted the charge sheet against him in the corruption case. Later on June 20, a Bogura court sent Latif Siddiqui to jail rejecting his bail plea in the case.