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Friday, 22 August 2008

The bail orders of 10 prominent figures were upheld by the Supreme Court Thursday, reports bdnews24.com.

A regular bench of the court's Appellate Division, comprising five judges led by chief justice MM Ruhul Amin, upheld High Court bails granted in separate cases to former BNP secretary general Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan, former minister M Shamsul Islam, former minister engineer Mosharraf Hossain, former adviser for energy Mahmudur Rahman, former lawmaker MH Selim and industrialist MA Hashem.
 
Also having their bail orders upheld were former APS to the prime minister during Sheikh Hasina's term Obaidul Muktadir Chowdhury, GATCO director Syed Galib, DCC mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka's wife Ismat Ara and Prof Rafiqul Islam's wife Nurun Nahar Lily and.
 
The High Court previously granted them bail in separate cases on different dates.
 
A total of 59 cases were included in Thursday's cause list, of which the Anticorruption Commission had filed 39.
 
The Appellate division has directed the parties to take initiative to settle 34 cases out of the 39. The hearings on appeals of the remaining five cases have been suspended and new date fixed.

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