The High Court Monday granted bail to the former BNP secretary general
Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan, BNP standing committee member M Shamsul Islam, Awami
League leader engineer Mosharraf Hossain, former Chhatradal president and BNP
lawmaker Nasiruddin Ahmed Pintu and late BNP veteran Akbar Hossain's son Ismail
Of the above, Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan, M Shamsul Islam and
Ismail Hossain Simon were each granted two months' bail in Gatco graft case.
The court also ordered that the case proceedings against them be halted for the
same period. The court at the same time ruled the government to explain why the
case should not be scrapped.
A two-member HC bench comprising justices Sharifuddin
Chakladar and Md Imdadul Haque gave the bail order considering the three writ
appeals submitted by Mannan Bhuiyan, Shamsul Islam and Simon.
The same two-member HC bench granted two months' bail to
former Awami League leader and minister engineer Mosharraf Hossain in two other
graft cases filed on charges of acquiring illegal assets and plot allotment