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High Court stays graft case trial proceedings against ex-minister Latif Siddique

High Court stays graft case trial proceedings against ex-minister Latif Siddique

The bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice AKM Zahirul Huq passed the order after hearing a petition seeking cancellation of the charge framing order.

Advocate Ziad Al Malum stood for Latif Siddique while Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan represented the ACC.On October 17, 2017, a case was filed with Adamdighi Police Station against Latif Siddique and one Jahanara Rashid for causing the state a loss of Tk 40.7 lakh.

According to case statement, Siddique sold 2.38 acres land of Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation at Dariapur village in Adamdighi upazila to Jahanara without floating a tender.

On February 18, 2018, ACC Assistant Director Md Aminul Islam submitted the charge sheet against him. On June 20 last year, a Bogura court sent Siddique to jail rejecting his bail plea.

The High Court on November 4, 2019, granted the former minister a six-month interim bail in the case.