HC grants bail to Mosharraf
The High Court yesterday granted permanent bail to BNP leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain in a money laundering case.
The Anti-Corruption Commission filed the case on February 6 last year accusing the former health minister of amassing over Tk 9.53 crore between 2001 and 2006 and depositing that into a bank account in the United Kingdom.
The HC granted him bail on conditions that he has to deposit his passport to the lower court concerned and cannot go abroad without its permission, and he cannot withdraw the money deposited to the UK bank till disposal of the case, Mosharraf's lawyer Nitai Roy Chowdhury told The Daily Star.
The bench of Justice Ruhul Quddus and Justice Bhishmadev Chakrabortty gave the order after hearing an appeal filed by Mosharraf.
The bench also asked the Special Judge's Court-1 of Dhaka to hear and dispose of the case as early as possible, Nitai said.
ACC counsel Khurshid Alam Khan told this correspondent that his client will file an appeal with the Supreme Court against the HC order within few days.