The Appellate Division has stayed the bail granted to Mohon Shikder by the High Court in a case filed under the Digital Security Act alleging bank debit and credit card fraud.
The Appellate Division bench headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain issued the order Sunday after hearing the state's appeal against the High Court's bail order.
Deputy Attorney General Biswajit Debnath represented the state in court.
On June 5 last year, a case was filed against several fraudsters with Dhaka's Tejgaon Industrial Area Police Station under the Digital Security Act.
The next day in a joint operation, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-8 and RAB-2 arrested the alleged fraudsters from Faridpur's Bhanga and Dhaka, including Mohon Shikder. Law enforcement recovered from their possession, Tk14 lakh and equipment used to commit the fraud.
On 7 June at a press conference at the RAB media center in Dhaka, RAB spokesperson Colonel Sarwar Bin Kashem, said mobile banking transactions and the use of bank cards has increased during the pandemic.
"The fraudsters have taken advantage of this. The gang has been busted on specific charges, and each gang member has confessed to the crime," said the RAB official.
On 3 December last year, Mohon Shikder was granted bail by the High Court, but the state then moved to the Appellate Division challenging the bail order.