The High Court today again denied bail to suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Prisons Bazlur Rashid in connection with a corruption case. The case was filed over amassing Tk 3.08 crore beyond known source of income.
The HC bench of Justice Jahangir Hossain Selim passed the order after holding a virtual hearing on a petition filed by Bazlur Rashid on May 11, seeking bail in the case.
The bench said in the order that Bazlur Rashid's lawyers may move the same bail petition before it after regular functions of the court resume.
Anti-Corruption Commission's lawyer Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan told The Daily Star that the HC refused bail to Bazlur Rashid considering the gravity of his offence.
Advocate Mesbaul Islam appeared for Bazlur Rashid while Attorney General Mahbubey Alam vehemently opposed the bail petition.
On January 29 this year another HC bench led by Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder refused to grant bail to Bazlur Rashid in the same case.
The bench had also directed the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to finish probe into the charge within six months.
The ACC arrested Bazlur Rashid in the case -- filed with ACC's Integrated District Office -- and showed him arrested in the case on October 20 last year.
The following day, the home ministry suspended him from service.
According to the case statement, Bazlur signed a contract with a real estate company in 2018 to buy a flat in the capital's Siddeshwari Road area at Tk 3.09 crore.
Through April 20, 2018 to June 7, 2018 Bazlur paid Tk 3.08 crore in cash and cheque, but during ACC officials' interrogation, he could not show any legal source of the money.
According to his bio, Bazlur joined the service as a jail super in 1993. He was promoted to DIG prisons in 2013 and transferred to Dhaka in 2016.