The High Court (HC) on Tuesday rejected the petition of BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain seeking stay order and reinvestigation in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for amassing illegal wealth and concealing information in the wealth report, reports UNB.
A two-member HC bench comprising Justice M. Enayetur Rahim and Justice Shahidul Karim passed the order, said ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan.
The proceedings of this case will continue in the lower court in regular manner, Khurshid added.
AJ Mohammad Ali and Khandakar Maruf Hossain argued for the BNP leader during the hearing.
Mosharraf will file an appeal to the Appellate Division challenging the HC order, said his lawyer Maruf.
On January, 2008, ACC filed the graft case with Ramna Police Station against the BNP leader on charge of amassing illegal wealth and concealing information in the wealth report.
In November of the same year, the concerned investigation officer submitted the charge sheet against Mosharraf.
Following this, the BNP leader, also an ex-minister, lodged an appeal to the lower court seeking re-investigation of the case.
On December last, the lower court rejected the petition and later Mosharraf moved to the HC seeking cancellation of the lower court order.