July 31, 2016 - 1:05pm
The Supreme Court today stayed until August 11 a High Court order that had granted bail to two Destiny Group officials, including its Managing Director Rafiqul Amin, in two money laundering cases filed by the ACC.
Another official is Destiny Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd Chairman Mohammad Hossain.
A four-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha also asked the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to file leave to appeal petitions with this court against the HC order that granted them bail.
The apex court passed the order in response to two petitions filed by the ACC seeking stay on the HC order.
ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan told The Daily Star that Rafiqul Amin and Mohammad Hossain cannot get released from jail until August 11 following the SC order.
On July 20, the HC granted bail to the duo in two money laundering cases on a condition that they will submit their passports to the trial court so that they cannot leave the country before completion of the trial proceedings of the cases.
ACC filed the cases in 2012 against 22 Destiny officials over laundering Tk 4,200 crore.
It pressed charges against the Destiny Group MD, Destiny 2000 President Lt Gen (retd) Harun-Ar-Rashid and 49 others in the cases in 2014.