The High Court yesterday directed Md Saiful Islam to surrender before a trial court concerned in two weeks, in connection with the BASIC Bank loan scam case.
The court also cancelled its earlier order that granted ad-interim bail to Saiful, managing director of M/S Iskol Food Beverage Ltd.
The bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam passed the order after hearing a bail petition filed by Saiful, who is on the run.
ACC filed the case with Bangshal Police Station on December 7, 2017 accusing Saiful and two others of misappropriating Tk 7.85 crore from BASIC Bank. On May 15 last year, HC granted ad-interim bail to Saiful and issued a rule on ACC and government to show causes why Saiful should not be granted regular bail in the case, said Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik.
SONALI BANK LOAN SCAM
In another development, the same HC bench yesterday scrapped the lower court order that exempted Abdur Rashid, chairman of M/S Seema Knitwear and Dying Private Ltd in Narayanganj, from a Sonali Bank loan scam case involving Tk 22.49 crore.
It also directed Rashid to surrender to the trial court in two weeks, DAG Manik said.
AB BANK LOAN SCAM
Meanwhile, the same HC bench yesterday refused to order the ACC to return passport of Md Saiful Haque, an accused in a case filed over misappropriating Tk 165 core from AB bank.
The bench directed ACC to submit Haque's travel document to the trial court, and submit charge sheet of the case as soon as possible, said ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan.
The HC bench passed the order after rejecting a petition filed by Haque, seeking necessary orders on the ACC to return his passport.
ACC filed the case against Haque and seven others on January 25 last year.