Mirza Abbas, wife get 8-week bail
The High Court yesterday granted eight weeks' anticipatory bail to BNP leader Mirza Abbas and his wife Afroza Abbas in a case filed for illegally amassing Tk 20.76 crore worth of wealth.
The court, however, directed Mirza Abbas and Afroza Abbas to surrender before the trial court after the eight-week bail period is over.
The HC bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice SM Kuddus Zaman passed the order after hearing a bail petition filed by the couple, who were present before the bench.
The Anti-Corruption Commission filed the case with Shahjahanpur Police Station on January 7.
Advocate Zainul Abedin, lawyer for the accused, told the court that the case was filed to harass his clients politically, because both of them contested the December 30 general election with BNP ticket.
ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan told The Daily Star that the commission is yet to decide whether or not it will move a petition at Supreme Court against the HC order of bail.