Friday, 30 September, 2022

UP chairman Selim Khan gets anticipatory bail in graft case

UP chairman Selim Khan gets anticipatory bail in graft case

Lakshmipur:  The High Court (HC) on Wednesday granted anticipatory bail to controversial Lakshmipur UP chairman Md Selim Khan for four weeks in a graft case.

The HC bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Biswajit Debnath passed the order, reports UNB.

The court also asked him to surrender before the trial court after four weeks.

Advocate Momtaz Uddin Fakir appeared for Selim Khan at the court while Advocate Khorshed Alam Khan appeared for the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

Selim Khan’s counsel submitted the bail petition on Tuesday. On August 14, HC asked Selim to surrender to the trial court within three weeks in a case filed over acquiring Tk 34 crore illegal assets through unauthorised sand extraction.

On August 1, ACC’s assistant director Ataur Rahman filed the case against Selim Khan for acquiring the assets illegally. According to the complaint, Selim Khan acquired assets worth Tk 34,53,81,119 beyond his known source of income and he concealed information about his assets.

On August 8, the Appellate Division ruled that Md Selim Khan must pay a huge amount in royalties against sand extraction from the Meghna river banks.

It said since 2016, writ petitioner Selim Khan had been extracting sand from the Meghna River in Chandpur Sadar and Haimchar illegally, causing the government to incur a huge losses.