Hall-Mark chairman's bail cancelled
Eleven days into granting bail to Hall-Mark Group chairman Jasmine Islam, a Dhaka court yesterday withdrew its own order and cancelled her bail in 11 corruption cases filed in connection with a loan scam.
Following cancellation of bail order, the High Court (HC) yesterday withdrew its earlier order that asked a senior special judge of Dhaka to appear before it today for his explanation about granting bail to Jasmine.
Judge Mohammad Zahirul Haque of the Senior Special Judges' Court passed the order after special public prosecutor Mir Ahmed Abdus Salam of the Anti-Corruption Commission submitted 11 separate petitions seeking cancellation of her bail.
The court also asked her to surrender before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court in three days.
The same court granted bail to Jasmine on February 7 under the condition that she along with her company would repay Tk 2,600 crore, which her company had swindled, to Sonali bank.
Later, the Anti Corruption Commission filed criminal revisions with the High Court challenging the legality of the bail order.
The HC on February 13 issued a rule asking the government to explain why the bail order of Jasmine granted by the Senior Special Judge's Court should not be cancelled.
It also asked the government for taking necessary steps so that Jasmine could not flee the country.