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HC rules over bail of ex-MP Awal, his wife

  • Published at 06:35 pm September 17th, 2020
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File photo of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, which houses the High Court and the Appellate Division Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

They surrendered before the court of Pirojpur District and Sessions Judge Md Mannan on March 3

The High Court on Thursday issued three rules asking the authorities concerned to explain why Pirojpur court order granting bail to former Awami League lawmaker AKMA Awal and his wife Layla Parvin in three separate graft cases, would not be declared illegal.

The HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Ahmed Sohel came up with the rules after hearing of three petitions filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

Lawyer Khurshid Alam stood for the ACC, deputy attorney general AKM Amin Uddin Manik for state and lawyer Sheikh Ausafur Rahman for Awal couple.

AKM Amin Uddin said that the HC issued three rules in three cases seeking explanation within three weeks.

Khurshid Alam said AKMA Awal was accused in three cases while his wife in one. They appeared before the court on January 7 and sought interim bail. The High Court granted them bail for eight weeks.

On March 3, they surrendered before the court of Pirojpur District and Sessions Judge Md Mannan.

The court ordered the authorities concerned to send Awal and his wife to jail, rejecting their bail prayers in three corruption cases.

Later, Mannan was stand released within four hours after he rejected the bail petition of Awal and his wife Lyla Parveen in the cases.

Later, acting district and sessions judge Nahid Nasrin granted them bail for two months following a review petition filed by the accused.

On December 30, 2019 Deputy Director Md Ali Akbar of ACC Barishal unit filed the three cases.

According to the case statement, Awal occupied a portion of government land behind the Land Office in Pirojpur Sadar Upazila and built a two-storied building on it.

He also rented the building to Pally Bidyut Samity and the rent agreement was signed by his wife Lyla.

Awal was elected from ruling Awami League from the Pirojpur-1 constituency in 2008 and 2014 elections.

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