HC dismisses bail to Enamul Basir
Published: 04:16 PM, 28 April 2022 Updated: 09:44 PM, 28 April 2022
Khandaker Enamul Basir, ousted director of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC); File Photo
The High Court today has not granted bail to Khandaker Enamul Basir, the ousted director of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), who was convicted in a bribery case.
Justice Md. Mostafizur Rahman’s single High Court bench returned his bail petition on Thursday.
Earlier, on April 13, the High Court accepted Enamul Basir’s appeal for a hearing. At the same time, it suspended the fine of Tk 80 lakh.
Senior lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan was in favor of the ACC in the court. Lawyer Motahar Hossain Saju was in favor of Bachir.
Lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan said the court did not grant bail to Khandaker Enamul Basir. After hearing the bail petition, his lawyers took back the petition.
Earlier, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Mizanur Rahman, who was convicted to three years in prison in the same case, had also appealed. On April 8, the High Court accepted his appeal for a hearing.
Judge Sheikh Nazmul Alam of Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-4 handed over the verdict to Mizan and Bachir in the case on February 23.
The court also sentenced ACC ousted director Khandaker Enamul Basir to eight years in prison and sacked Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Mizanur Rahman to three years in prison. Besides, Bachir was fined Tk 80 lakh.
Among these, Mizan was sentenced to three years imprisonment under section 161 of the Penal Code and Bachir under section 165(a) of the Penal Code for bribery. On the other hand, under Section 4 of the Money Laundering Act, Bachir has been sentenced to five years imprisonment and fined Tk 80 lakh.