Farmers Bank scam: HC stays Rashedul Haque Chisty’s bail
03:52 PM, May 20, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:01 PM, May 20, 2020

Farmers Bank scam: HC stays Rashedul Haque Chisty’s bail

The High Court today stayed till May 28 a lower court order that granted bail to Rashedul Haque Chisty, son of the former chairman of Farmers Bank audit committee Mahbubul Haque Chisty, in a Tk 159 crore money laundering case.

The High Court bench of Justice Jahangir Hossain Selim came up with the stay order after virtually hearing a petition filed by the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) through email, seeking stay on the lower court's order granting bail to Rashedul.

The High Court set May 28 for further hearing on the stay petition and asked the ACC to submit the lower court order before that day.

Rashedul cannot get released from jail following the High Court's stay order, ACC's lawyer Khurshid Alarm Khan told The Daily Star.

He said the High Court stayed Rashedul's bail considering the gravity of his offence.

Besides, the High Court had rejected a bail petition of Rashedul in October 2018 in the same case with some observations which the lower court did not consider while granting bail on Tuesday, the ACC lawyer said.

He said the ACC filed the case with Gulshan Police Station in April, 2018 against Rashedul, his father Mahbubul Haque Chisty and some others on charges of laundering Tk 159 crore.

Advocate Khurshid Alarm Khan said the lower courts in Dhaka have granted bail to Rashedul Haque Chishty in four corruption cases recently.

The ACC will move separate petitions before the High Court seeking stay on the three bail orders passed by the lower courts, he added.

On Tuesday, Rashedul got bail through hearings in two virtual courts in Dhaka in connection with two money laundering cases.

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