Bangladesh's interim government has adopted new rules that deny bail to those under investigation for corruption.
The rules also allow the new anti-corruption commission to begin investigations and arrest and seize the property of suspects without the permission of the government.
Scores of Bangladesh's top politicians have been arrested in the interim government's crackdown on corruption, including Tarique Rahman, the son of the country's former prime minister.
The current interim government has vowed to root out corruption from politics before announcing a date for the new elections.
Bangladesh has been under a state of emergency since January and the interim government banned all political activity.
Amir Khasru has more on the story.