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High Court orders return of three Transcom officials to country

  • Instructed to surrender within 72 hours after arriving
  • Three cases filed on February 22
Update : 31 Mar 2024, 05:58 PM

The High Court has issued an order directing the top three officials of the Transcom Group to return to Bangladesh without any hindrance.

They have been instructed to surrender to the court within 72 hours after arriving in the country.

The three accused officials are the current chairman of the group, Shahnaz Rahman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Simeen Rahman, and Head of Transformation Zaraif Ayat Hossain.

This directive was issued by a bench of the High Court comprising Justice Md Khasruzzaman and Justice KM Zahid Sarwar Kajol after hearing a petition on the matter.

The petition was filed by Shahzreh Huq, the younger daughter of the late Latifur Rahman, founder chairman of Transcom Group, against an earlier order of the High Court. Simeen Rahman, the CEO, is the eldest daughter of Latifur Rahman. Subsequently, another case was filed against them.

According to legal representatives, the mentioned officials of the Transcom Group are currently abroad. Given the separate cases against them, a writ petition was filed on their behalf seeking directives from the High Court to facilitate their return to Bangladesh and surrender to the court without facing any obstacles.

On March 20, during the initial hearing of the writ petition, a divisional bench ordered the three top officials of the Transcom Group to surrender to the court within 60 days without any harassment. Shahzreh Huq then appealed to the Appellate Division seeking a stay on this order.

Subsequently, on March 21, the Appellate Division Chamber, headed by Justice M Inayetur Rahim, directed to ensure the safe return of the top three officials of the Transcom Group and ordered them to surrender to the court within 72 hours. Following an appeal against the High Court's order, the Chamber Court modified the order accordingly.

Earlier, Shahzreh Huq filed three cases on February 22 at the Gulshan police station, accusing several individuals, including the three officials, of fraudulent breach of trust and fraud related to the company's shares and assets.

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