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Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Graft case

Staff Correspondent

HRC Group's founding chairman and CEO Sayeed Hossain Chowdhury and GATCO directors Syed Galib Ahmed and Syed Tanvir Ahmed won bail from the High Court in separate cases Tuesday.

Former BNP lawmaker MA Hashem, and former Jamaat-e-Islami MPs Dr Syed Abdullah Mohammad Taher and Gazi Nazrul Islam also won bail from the HC.

Justice Sharifuddin Chaklader and Justice Mohammad Imdadul Haque Azad passed the bail orders upon appeals.

In another development, Uttara Group owner Giridhari Lal Modi also received two months' bail from the HC in a corruption case involving earning illegal wealth.

The court also stayed the proceedings of the case against him for two months and issued rule on the government and the ACC to explain within four weeks why the proceedings of the case against him would not be cancelled.

Barrister Rafique-ul-Huq appeared in the hearing on behalf of Modi.

Partex Group chairman and former lawmaker MA Hashem received six-month bail from the same court in a separate case involving land grabbing. The court also stayed the proceedings of the case against him for six months.

In an extortion case, the High Court granted two-month bail to Jamaat-e-Islami leader Dr Abdullah Mohammad Taher and stayed the proceedings of the case for two months.

The same bench granted two months' bail to Gazi Nazrul Islam. Advocate Farid Ahmed stood on his behalf.

The HC also stayed the proceedings of the case against former state minister Fazlur Rahman Patal's wife Kamrun Nahar and former MP Salahuddin Ahmed's wife Shamsun Nahar.

The Anticorruption Commission filed separate cases against them for abetting in corruption. The High Court also issued a rule on the government to explain why the proceedings against them in the two cases will not be cancelled.

The same bench of the High Court granted two-month bail to GATCO director Syed Galib Ahmed and Syed Tanvir Ahmed. The court also stayed the proceedings of the case against them for two months.

The court also issued a rule on the government asking it to explain why the proceedings of the case would not be cancelled. The government and the ACC have been asked to reply to the order in four weeks.

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