HC orders arrest of 4 NSU trustees in Tk 304cr laundering case
The High Court today (May 22, 2022) rejected anticipatory bail petitions filed by four members of North South University's (NSU) trustee board in a Tk 304 crore money laundering case.
The HC also ordered Shahbagh police to arrest them immediately and to produce them before the trial court in 24 hours in connection with the case.
The four accused are MA Kashem, Benajir Ahmed, Rehana Rahman and Mohammed Shajahan, who appeared before the HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akondo during hearing of their bail petitions.
Senior lawyers AF Hasan Ariff, Fida M Kamal, Ajmalul Hossain and Mizan Sayeed argued for the accused petitioners, while Attorney General AM Amin Uddin and ACC's lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan opposed the petitions.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the case against the four accused and also NSU Board of Trustees Chairperson Azim Uddin Ahmed. Ashaloy Housing and Developers Managing Director Amin Md Hilaly was also made accused in the case.
ACC Deputy Director Farid Ahmed Patwary filed the case with its integrated district office in Dhaka on May 5.