Ex-assistant judge gets bail in drug case

Staff correspondent | Published: 15:25, Oct 02,2016

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A Dhaka court on Sunday granted bail to a former assistant judge Parvez Imam in connection with a case filed for carrying contraband drugs.

Metro session judge Sjhamsun Nahar granted the bail under 30 thousand taka bail bond this afternoon.

The Appellate Division earlier cleared the state’s petition to appeal against a High Court verdict, which had acquitted him and ordered the former judge to surrender within a week. 

Later on August 14, Parvez surrendered before the court of an additional metropolitan sessions judge, said his lawyer Shamsuzzaman.

On December 1, 2012, police nabbed Imam from Dhaka with 342 bottles of Phensedyl.

A case was filed under the Narcotics Control Act against Imam a day after with New Market police station.

Next year a Dhaka court found him guilty and sentenced him to four years in prison.

Imam moved the High Court and in February 2015, while the court acquitted him scrapping the trial court’s verdict.

The State defense filed a petition with the Appellate Division the same year seeking to appeal against the High Court’s decision.

On August 7, the appellate division of the Supreme Court stayed the High Court’s released order and ordered to surrender before the lower court within 7 days.

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