A Dhaka court on Sunday granted interim bail to Selina Islam, MP, and her daughter Wafa Islam in a graft case filed by Anti-Corruption Commission.
The court of Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Special Judge KM Imrul Kayes granted them bail till February 11 after the duo surrender before it with a bail plea.
On Tuesday (December 22), a virtual bench comprising Justice Mohammad Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Ahmed Sohail ordered them to surrender by December 28.
Earlier on December 10, the High Court ordered them to surrender within 10 days, which was later postponed due to court vacation and was set on December 28.
The court also summoned Mohammad Arefin Ahsan Mia, deputy director of Bangladesh Bank, for reporting that money laundering allegations against themwere not found, and asked him to appear in person at the court on January 4 to explain the matter.
The court also issued a rule in this regard.
A case was filed with the Paltan Police Station on Tuesday (December 22) under the Money Laundering Act as more than 355.86 crore Taka was deposited in the bank accounts of Papul and his family members.
The accused in the case are Kazi Shahidul Islam Papul, Mohammad Sadiqur Rahman Monir (Papul’s personal employee), Jasmine Pradhan (Papul’s sister-in-law), Wafa Islam (Papul’s daughter), KaziBadrulAlamLiton (Papul’s brother), Golam Mostafa (manager of the organization involved in human trafficking).
According to the case statement, the accused are human traffickers. They have earned Taka 38,23, 40, 567 illegally at different times.
The statement also says that Papul and his daughter’s organization are involved in the crimes.