SC keeps Mir Nasir’s bail plea stand over till Dec 14

Published : 16 Nov 2020, 17:09

Sahos Desk

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday kept stand over till December 14 the plea of BNP leader and former state minister for civil aviation Mir Mohammad Nasiruddin, for bail in a graft case.

A three-member Appellate Division virtual bench headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order as senior lawyers AJ Mohammad Ali and Barrister Ruhul Quddus Kazal mentioned the matter before the court.

Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan was present for the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

Judge Ruhul Imran of Dhaka Special Judge Court-2 on November 8 sent Nasiruddin, also the former Mayor of Chattogram City Corporation, to jail as he surrendered before the court and pleaded for bail in the case.

The accused after that filed a leave to appeal plea and also sought bail in the case.

The Anti-Corruption Commission on March 6, 2007, filed the case with Gulshan Police Station against Mir Mohammad Nasiruddin and his son Mir Mohammad Helaluddin for amassing illegal wealth and concealing information about their properties.

A special judge court on July 4, 2007, sentenced Mir Nasir to 13-year imprisonment and Mir Helal to three-year imprisonment in the case.

The High Court on August 2 and August 10, 2010, however scrapped the sentences against Mir Helal and Mir Nasir respectively. But acting on a plea of the anti-graft body, the Appellate Division on July 3, 2014, ordered the High Court to hear the case afresh and the court on November 19, 2019, upheld the lower court judgment against the accused.

It had also ordered the father and son to surrender before the lower court within three months of releasing the full text of the judgment. The Appellate Division on October 15 scrapped a leave to appeal petition against the High Court judgment.

Source: BSS

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