Corruption case: Bail of ex-AL MP Awal, his wife extended for a month
01:34 PM, September 21, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:48 PM, September 21, 2020

Graft case: Bail of ex-AL MP Awal, his wife extended for a month

A Pirojpur court today extended the bail of former Awami League lawmaker from Pirojpur AKMA Awal and his wife Laila Parvin, for a month in three cases filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

Judge of Special Judge Court Mohammad Mohiduzzaman passed the order, according to our Pirojpur correspondent.

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ACC Deputy Director Ali Akbar filed the cases with the commission's integrated district office in Barishal on December 30 last year.

The ex-MP of Pirojpur-1, also president of the district Awami League, was accused in all the three cases which were filed over the misappropriation of khas (government) land, while his wife was accused in one of the cases.

The then Pirojpur district and sessions Judge Abdul Mannan on March 3 had ordered the authorities concerned to send Awal and his wife to jail, rejecting their bail prayers in the cases.

Hours after sending Awal and his wife to jail, Judge Mannan was stand-released over corruption allegations and attached to the law ministry on approval from the Supreme Court on March 3.

Later, on the same day, Joint District and Sessions JudgeNahidNasrin, who had been given the responsibility of acting district and sessions judge of Pirojpur, granted them bail after they moved a review petition before her.

Earlier on January 7, the High Court (HC) granted an eight-week anticipatory bail toAwal and his wife in the three corruption cases filed for misappropriating khas (government) land.

Awal was an MP from Pirojpur-1 for two consecutive terms in 2008 and 2014.

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