N95 Mask Scam

High Court upholds JMI chair Razzaq’s bail

Staff Correspondent | Published: 23:57, Jan 19,2021


The High Court on Tuesday upheld the bail granted by a lower court to detained JMI Hospital Requisite Manufacturing chairman Md Abdur Razzaq in a case over supplying fake N95 masks.

The online bench of Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Mohi Uddin Shamim upheld Razzaq’s bail stating that it found no illegality in granting the bail to the accused in the case, which is pending for trial.

On November 30, 2020 a High Court bench asked the Anti-Corruption Commission to explain in two weeks why Razzaq’s bail granted by a lower court should not be cancelled.

The bench of Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Ahmed Sohel also set December 13 for holding further hearing in the Anti-Corruption Commission’s appeal against Razzaq’s bail.

The Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Special Judge’s Court granted bail to Razzaq’s bail on October 15 on the ground that he was a commercially important person.

Razzaq was released from jail hours after he had been granted bail.

On September 29, 2020 the ACC filed the case against Razzaq and six other current and former officials of the Central Medical Store Depot on charge of supplying fake N95 masks to the CMSD.

The ACC arrested Razzaq on September 29, 2020.

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