Appellate Division to hear Bangladesh ACC's appeal tomorrow

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Dhaka, Oct 3 (UNI) The Bangladesh Supreme Court has decided to hear the Anti-Corruption Commission's (ACC) petition tomorrow, refusing its demand to stay the High Court's order granting bail to former prime minister Khaleda Zia in a graft case.

Chamber Judge Mohammad Hassan Ameen of the apex court's Appellate Division has referred the appeal to the full bench.

The ACC has also appealed to the appellate division to quash the High Court orders staying the proceedings of the corruption cases, filed by the commission against Tarek Rahman, Khaleda's second son Arafat Rahman, Moudud Ahmed, Nazmul Huda and his wife Sigma Huda, Ruhul Quddus Talukder Dulu and the owner of the daily Jugantor Nurul Islam Babul.

Meanwhile, the High Court has also issued a showcause notice to the government asking why placing of the corruption cases under the Emergency Power Rules (EPR) should not be declared unlawful, the Bangladesh Today reported.

On Sunday, the High Court granted bail to Begum Khaleda, who was arrested on September 3 on charges of misusing power.

The High Court had stayed the proceedings of the GATCO scam case against her following a writ petition.


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