The Supreme Court yesterday extended till January 8 its earlier order that stayed a High Court verdict granting bail to three owners of Apan Jewellers -- Dildar Ahmed, Gulzar Ahmed and Azad Ahmed -- in three money laundering cases.
It passed the order following three petitions, filed by the government seeking stay on the HC bail order passed on December 14 last year.
The apex court also asked the government to submit three leave to appeal petitions to the court against the HC order by January 8.
According to the case statements, the owners imported around 15 maunds of gold and diamonds by “dodging tax”.
The Appellate Division on last December 18 stayed the HC bail order. Three days later, it further extended the stay order till yesterday.
The owners of Apan Jewellers cannot get released from the jail following the SC order, Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Motaher Hossain Sazu told The Daily Star.
Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate sued the three on last August 12.
Dildar Ahmed Selim is the father of the double-rape case accused Shafat Ahamed.