Destiny Group President Harun-Ar-Rashid’s bail in two money laundering cases upheld

The bail granted to Destiny 2000 President and former army chief Lt Gen (retd) Harun-Ar-Rashid in two money laundering cases has been upheld. 

Published : 14 Sept 2015, 01:29 PM
Updated : 14 Sept 2015, 01:29 PM

A four-member Appellate Bench headed by Chief Justice S K Sinha on Monday dismissed the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC)’s petition challenging the bail. 

The Appellate Division rejected the petition after taking into consideration Harun’s medical report and his social status.

He was released from jail after high court had granted him conditional bail on Oct 18, 2012.

The conditions were that Harun would not try to influence the course of investigation, he would not leave the country without court’s permission and he would cooperate with the investigation process.  

He was also barred from keeping any contact with any of the official or employee of the Destiny Group and the accused. 

The court had said the lower court would scrap his bail if he violated any of the conditions.

On Oct 25, 2012 the ACC had filed the leave to appeal against the bail. 

“The Appellate Division has upheld his bail in the two cases,” ACC’s lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan told after Monday’s hearing.

The ACC filed the cases on July 31, 2012 with Kalabagan police in Dhaka over misappropriation of Tk 41.18 billion and siphoning off Tk 960 million.

Apart from Harun, 22 persons including Destiny Group Chairman Mohammad Hossain and Managing Director Rafiqul Amin were named accused in the cases.

Toufique Imrose Khalidi
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