The High Court on Monday granted an interim bail for six months to Awami League MP Abdur Rahman Bodi in a case filed by the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) on charge of accumulating wealth illegally.
An HC bench comprising Justice Syed AB Mahmudul Huq and Justice Md Akram Hossain Chowdhury passed the order after hearing a petition filed by the accused.
Former Law Minister Abdul Matin Khasru stood for Bodi while Khurshid Alam Khan represented the ACC.
On October 12, a Dhaka court sent the Awami League MP to jail rejecting his bail petition when he surrendered before the court and sought bail in the case.
A Metropolitan Session’s Judge Court also on October 16 denied bail to Bodi after hearing a petition filed challenging the bail rejection by the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court.
Meanwhile, the ACC on October 19 filed a petition with the court seeking a 10-day remand for Bodi in the case. The court is yet to hear the petition.
On August 21, the ACC filed the case with Ramna Police Station accusing MP Bodi, MP from Cox’s Bazar-4 constituency (Teknaf-Ukhia), of amassing wealth illegally.
As per the FIR, Bodi submitted his wealth statement to the ACC on February 23 mentioning his and his family’s wealth worth about Tk 5.2 crore.
Examining his income tax return, the ACC probe found that he acquired over Tk 16.07 crore in last five years (2009-13) and earned illegal wealth worth nearly Tk 11 crore.
Bodi in his wealth report also mentioned an additional amount of nearly Tk 2 crore showing a higher price of his sold assets to make it legal.
MP Bodi gets bail from HC