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HC extends Huda, wife’s bail in graft case

  • Published at 10:49 pm July 9th, 2019
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Justices Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and KM Hafizul Alam passed the order, allowing a plea of the accused on Tuesday

The High Court extended interim bail tenure for former minister Nazmul Huda and his wife Sigma Huda till end of probe in a graft case.

Justices Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and KM Hafizul Alam passed the order, allowing a plea of the accused on Tuesday.

Nazmul Huda moved the case himself, while advocate Khurshid Alam Khan stood for Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik was present from the state side.

The High Court on July 8 had asked to finish the probe in the case within four months.

The ACC on June 18, 2008, filed the case with the Motijheel police station for allegedly realizing bribe from a contracting firm that was given responsibility to manage and maintain the Bangabandhu Bridge. The High Court in 2016 scrapped the case, accepting an appeal of Huda.

The ACC however, filed an appeal with the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court. The apex court on June 7, 2017, revoked the High Court order of scrapping the proceedings of the case.