SC to order today on HC bail to Hasina | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 27, 2007 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 27, 2007

SC to order today on HC bail to Hasina

The Supreme Court will deliver its orders today on the state applications for leave to appeal against the High Court orders granting bail to former prime minister Sheikh Hasina in extortion cases as arguments from both sides closed yesterday.
A six-member full bench, headed by Chief Justice M Ruhul Amin, after hearing both sides said orders would be passed on Monday on the four leave-to-appeal applications filed by the government side, seeking to overturn the High Court rulings.
The High Court, upon writ petitions filed by the detained Awami League president, had granted her bail in two extortion cases and issued rule upon the government to explain why placing the cases against her under the Emergency Power Rules 'should not be declared without lawful authority'.
Responding to another writ petition, the High Court, issuing a rule upon the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), had stayed the operation of the ACC notice that asked Hasina to submit her wealth statement.
The joint forces arrested Hasina on July 16 and detained her in a sub-jail in the Sangsad Bhaban complex. She was shown arrested in the extortion cases.
Besides, the High Court, following a habeas corpus petition, had granted bail to detained former FBCCI president Abdul Awal Mintoo arrested under the Emergency Power Rules.
The state moved the Supreme Court after being aggrieved by the High Court orders.
Attorney General Fida M Kamal stood for the state while Barrister Rafique-ul Huq appeared for Hasina and Mintoo.
Meanwhile, the long-pending hearing of the applications for quashing the MiG-29 purchase-scam case faced by the former prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, and others continued yesterday before a division bench of the High Court.

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