The High Court on Wednesday stayed for six months the proceedings of a graft case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission against former minister Abdul Latif Siddique.
The bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice AKM Zahirul Huq passed the order after hearing a petition seeking cancellation of the charge framing order.
Advocate Ziad Al Malum stood for Latif Siddique while Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan represented the ACC.
On October 17, 2017, a case was filed with Adamdighi police station against Latif Siddique and one Jahanara Rashid for causing the state a loss of Tk 40.7 lakh.
According to the case statement, Siddique sold 2.38 acres land of Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation at village Dariapur of Adamdighi upazila to Jahanara without floating a tender.
On February 18, 2018, ACC assistant director Md Aminul Islam submitted the charge sheet against him. On June 20 last year, a Bogura court sent Siddique to jail rejecting his bail plea.
The High Court on November 4, 2019, granted the former minister a six-month interim bail in the case.
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