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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

HC grants bail to Aminul

The High Court yesterday granted one month anticipatory bail to former BNP posts and telecommunications minister Aminul Haque in connection with a corruption case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission.

The ACC filed the case with Ramna Police Station against Aminul and Mizanur Rahman, one of Aminul's US expatriate relatives, on June 7.

An ACC lawyer alleged that the duo siphoned off $17.08 lakh abroad. The lawyer claimed that the money was taken as bribe for helping Siemens Bangladesh win government contracts between 2001 and 2006. The company had admitted before a US court of bribery and was fined.

The court also granted one month anticipatory bail to Mizanur.

The HC bench of Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan passed the bail orders following two separate bail petitions filed by the accused.

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