Jalil gets HC bail
The High Court (HC) yesterday granted anticipatory bail for three months to former Awami League general secretary Abdul Jalil MP in a tax evasion case.
The HC bench of Justice Syed Muhammad Dastagir Husain and Justice Md Rais Uddin also issued a rule upon the government to explain why Jalil should not be granted regular bail in the case.
The AL leader yesterday appeared before the HC bench and filed a petition with the court for bail in this case. Barrister Rokanuddin Mahmud stood for him.
Earlier on October 15, the Senior Special Judge's Court of Dhaka issued an arrest warrant against Jalil hours after the National Board of Revenue (NBR) filed a case against him in connection with dodging income tax to the tune of Tk 4 lakh.
In the case statement, the NBR mentioned that Jalil, chairman of Mercantile Bank Limited, had evaded income tax worth Tk 4,07,485 on his income amounting to Tk 54,60,234 from the bank for the fiscal years 2003-2008.
He concealed his income of Tk 54 lakh in his tax returns submitted to the NBR.
Jalil repeatedly provided false information about his real income and expenditure to Income Tax Department, alleged the NBR.