Chattogram jailer granted bail in money-laundering case
The High Court today granted bail to suspended jailer of Chattogram Central Jail Sohel Rana Biswas in a money-laundering case.
The bail was granted on condition that Sohel surrender his passport to the lower court and it would be valid until the until the Anti-Corruption Commission submits a charge sheet to the trial court concerned in the case.
The HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder passed the order after virtually hearing the bail petition filed by Sohel.
Law enforcers arrested Sohel in Kishoreganj on October 27, 2018 and found in his possession over Tk 44 lakh, fixed deposit receipts (FDRs) worth Tk 2.50 crore and Phensedyl.
Later, police filed two separate cases with Bhairab Railway Police Station against him on charges of money-laundering and possessing drugs.
The ACC is now conducting investigation into the money-laundering case.
ACC lawyer Khurshid Alarm Khan told The Daily Star that the commission will move an appeal before the Appellate Division challenging the HC order of bail.
Advocate Nahid Sultana Juthy appeared for Sohel Rana, who is currently in Kishoreganj jail, while Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik represented the state.