The High Court (HC) on Tuesday issued a rule seeking explanation as to why former ward councillor Tarekuzzaman Razib should not be granted bail in a case filed by the Anti- Corruption Commission (ACC).
The bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Ahmed Sohel issued the rule after hearing a bail petition.Advocate Khurshid Alam Shahin Ahmed stood for the ACC, Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin moved for the state and Advocate Sheuly Khanam and M Ferdous Al Bashir represented the bail petitioner.
Earlier, Razib filed the bail petition on September 22, after a subordinate court denied his bail plea on February 6.
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) filed the case last year against the ex-councillor of ward-33 of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) on charge of accumulating illegal wealth worth Tk 251,635,905.
He was arrested on October 19, 2019, during anti-casino drive.