Tk 304cr money laundering: Court refuses to hear bail petitions of 4 NSU trustees
A Dhaka court today refused to hold hearing on the bail petitions submitted for four members of North South University's (NSU) trustee board in a Tk 304 crore money laundering case.
The accused are MA Kashem, Benajir Ahmed, Rehana Rahman and Mohammed Shajahan.
Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of the Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Special Judge's Court passed the order after their lawyers submitted four separate petitions, seeking bail in the case.
As the High Court rejected their bails earlier and the matter is pending with it, he had no jurisdiction to hear on the issue, the judge told the defence lawyers.
The judge, however, fixed June 30 for the next hearing of the case.
The same judge on May 23 allowed the Anti-Corruption Commission to interrogate them at the jail gate for a day in the case.
On May 22, the High Court rejected their anticipatory bail petitions and also ordered Shahbagh police to arrest them immediately and to produce them before the trial court in 24 hours in connection with the case.
Earlier on May 5, 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.