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Supreme Court upholds bail of ex-AL MP Awal, wife in corruption case

  • Published at 02:20 pm October 19th, 2020
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Earlier, on October 5, the High Court granted four weeks’ anticipatory bail to Awal and his wife Layla

The Supreme Court has upheld a High Court order that granted four weeks’ anticipatory bail to former Awami League lawmaker AKMA Awal and his wife Layla Parveen in a corruption case.

An Appellate Division bench headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order on Monday after hearing an appeal filed by the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC).

Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan represented the Anti-Corruption Commission in the case.

Earlier, on October 5, the High Court granted four weeks’ anticipatory bail to Awal and his wife Layla.

The court also ordered the couple to surrender before the lower court after four weeks.

On December 30, 2019, the ACC filed three cases against Awal and one against his wife for occupying a portion of government land behind the land office in Pirojpur Sadar Upazila and building a two-storied building on it.

Awal also rented the building to the Pally Bidyut Samity and the rent agreement was signed by his wife Layla.


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The couple appeared before the court on January 7 and sought interim bail. The High Court granted them bail for eight weeks.

On March 3, they surrendered before the court of Pirojpur District and Sessions Judge Md Mannan.

The court ordered concerned authorities to send Awal and his wife to jail, rejecting their bail prayers in three corruption cases.

However, Mannan was stand released within four hours after he rejected the bail petition of Awal and his wife Layla Parveen in the cases.

Later, acting district and sessions judge Nahid Nasrin granted them bail for two months, following a review petition filed by the accused.

On September 17, the High Court issued a rule over granting bail to Awal and his wife after hearing of three petitions filed by the ACC were concluded.

On October 1, the High Court issued three rules asking concerned authorities to explain why the Pirojpur court order, granting bail to former Awami League lawmaker AKMA Awal and his wife Layla Parvin in three separate graft cases, would not be declared illegal.

Awal was elected from Awami League from the Pirojpur 1 constituency in the 2008 and 2014 elections.