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HC grants bail to Keya chairman

The High Court on Sunday granted six-week anticipatory bail to Chairman of Keya Cosmetics Ltd Abdul Khaleque Pathan and his wife in cases filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission over money laundering and acquiring illegal assets, reports UNB.

The bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and SM Mujibur Rahman also asked the couple to surrender their passports and their three children to surrender to a lower court by six weeks.

Advocate Nitai Ray Chowdhury represented the defendants before the court while Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik stood for the state.

On September 15, ACC filed five cases against the Keya group Chairman, his wife Nasrin, two daughters and son for acquiring assets beyond their known income and money laundering at ACC combined district office-1.

In the cases, ACC complained that the accused acquired illegal assets worth more than Tk 183.84 crore and also concealed information about wealth worth more than Tk 96.29 crore.

On September 16, the accused sought anticipatory bail from the High Court.