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02:17 PM, March 03, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:31 PM, March 03, 2020

Court orders to send Pirojpur ex-MP, wife to jail

A court in Pirojpur ordered to send former Awami League lawmaker AKMA Awal and his wife Laila Parvin to jail, rejecting their bail prayer this noon.

The ex-MP of Pirojpur-1, also president of district Awami League, was accused in three cases filed over misappropriating khas (government) land while his wife was accused in one of it by Anti-corruption commission (ACC).

The district and session court of Abdul Mannan passed the order when Awal and his wife appeared before it with bail prayers, our correspondent from Pirojpur reports quoting ACC lawyer Mansur Uddin Hawladar.  

ACC Deputy Director Ali Akbar filed the cases with the commission's integrated district office in Barishal on December 30 last year.

After the court order, supporters of the ex-MP started demonstration at the court premise, the correspondent reports.

Earlier on January 7, Awal and his wife took interim bail from High Court. Later on, the Supreme Court carried on the HC's order following the appeal of ACC for canceling the bail.

Awal was MP from Pirojpur-1 for two consecutive terms in 2008 and 2014.

According to one case statement, the former lawmaker took lease of a khas land using fake documents and built a three-storied building on it. The building was later rented out to Pirojpur Rural Electricity Cooperative at the rate of Tk 17,250 per month since October 1, 2017 for about three years.

His wife Laila is an accused in the case.

In the second case, Awal is accused of illegally grabbing a government land near Swarupkathi upazila bungalow and building another modern bungalow there. He also constructed Awal Foundation and Library on it.

According to the statement of the third case, Awal grabbed a 44 decimal pond known as "Rajar Pukur" in Pirojpur town and erected a boundary wall to keep it in his possession.

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