Former minister Latif Siddique gets High Court bail in Bogura graft case

Staff Correspondent
4 November 2019, Mon
Published: 01:30

Former minister Latif Siddique gets High Court bail in Bogura graft case

Former jute minister Abdul Latif Siddique secured a six-month bail from the High Court in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission over the misuse of power in leasing piece of state-owned land on Monday.

A HC bench passed the order after hearing a bail petition filed by Latif Siddique.

Earlier on June 20, a Bogura court sent the former Awami Leaguer leader to jail after scrapping his in the case.

According to the case statement, Latif Siddique misused his power and resorted to corruption while selling 2.38 acres of land controlled by Bangladesh Jute Corporation in Adamdighi Upazila's Dariapur.

He sold the land to his acquaintance Jahanara Rashid, without floating a tender.

The market value of the land was Tk6.4 million as per the government's assessment but he sold it for Tk 2.3 million.

Aminul Islam, the assistant director of the ACC's Bogura branch, started a case against Latif with Adamdighi police in December 2017.

The charge sheet was filed by the police in February this year.

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