28 Nov 2022, 14:08

SC upholds bail of ex-NSU trustee MA Kashem in graft case

DHAKA, Nov 28, 2022 (BSS) - The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC)
today upheld a High Court order granting bail to MA Kashem, a removed Trustee
Board member of North South University (NSU), in a money laundering case.

An appellate division bench led by the Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique
passed the order this morning.

Former NSU trustees-MA Kashem and Rehana Rahman were granted conditional bail
by High Court on November 10.

On November 13, as the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) made an application
for the cancellation of bail, the Chamber Court stayed the bail order and
transferred the case to the Appellate Division for hearing.

Earlier this year on May 22, bail plea of four Trustee Board members of North
South University (NSU) were scrapped by the High Court in a case lodged over
alleged embezzlement.

The court also ordered Shahbagh police to arrest them immediately and produce
before the trial court within 24 hours in connection with the case.

The other two accused in the case are- Benajir Ahmed, and Mohammad Shajahan.

The ACC on May 12 filed the case against six, including the chairman of the
trustee board, for embezzling Taka 303.82 crore from the university's funds
for purchasing land for its campus.

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