Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain
A High Court bench today refused to grant bail to detained BNP leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain in a money laundering case.
Justice Borhanuddin and Justice KM Kamrul Kader retuned the bail petition of Mosharraf to his lawyer Barrister Moudud Ahmed saying that it will not grant bail to him as there is specific allegation of money laundering in the case.
It will be examined in the investigation and trial proceedings whether the allegation is true or false, the court said.
Moudud Ahmed told The Daily Star that he took back the petition after the bench returned it.
“We will now move the bail petition before another High Court bench,” he said.
The Anti-Corruption Commission on February 6 sued the former health minister for laundering over Tk 9.53 crore to the United Kingdom.
ACC Director Nasim Anwar filed the case with Ramna Police Station stating that the BNP leader amassed the amount between 2001 and 2006 and deposited that with a bank account in the UK.
The bench, however, said the petition can be moved before any other bench of the HC.
Earlier on February 10 another HC bench granted anticipatory bail to Mosharraf for six weeks after hearing a petition filed by him seeking bail in the case.
In response to a stay petition filed by the ACC, the Supreme Court on February 24 cancelled the HC order of bail to him in this case.