The High Court has issued a rule asking why Nazmul Hasan Khandaker, president of Faridpur town Awami League (AL) and Shahidul Islam, local UP chairman should not be granted bail in the Tk2,000 crore money laundering case.
Relevant parties have been asked to respond to the rule within the next four weeks.
The HC virtual bench of Justices Mohammad Nazrul Islam Talukder and Mohi Uddin Shamim on Monday issued the rule after hearing the bail pleas of the accused.
Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik represented the state.
On 7 June, police arrested Sajjad Hossain alias Barkat, the expelled general secretary of Faridpur city Awami League, and Imtiaz Hasan Rubel, the expelled president of Faridpur Press Club, on charges of involvement in the attack on the residence of district Awami League President Subal Chandra Saha in Golchamat area of the district town.
On 26 June 2020, Crime Investigation Department (CID) inspector SM Miraj Al Mahmud filed a money laundering case against the two brothers at Kafrul Police Station in the capital, accusing them of illegally acquiring and smuggling assets worth around Tk2,000 crore.
On 31 July, police arrested Nazmul Islam Khandakar aka Leby, president of Faridpur town unit AL, from his residence.
Shahidul Islam, chairman of Ishan Gopalpur union parishad (UP) in Faridpur Sadar upazila, was granted anticipatory bail by the High Court in the same case.
He was sent to jail after surrendering to a trial court.