The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has petitioned the High Court seeking cancellation of bail granted to former parliament member AKM Awal and his wife Lyla Parveen in three cases filed by the commission.
ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan told reporters on Monday that the petition had been submitted on behalf of the commission.
"Of the three cases, Awal was accused in all of them and his wife was named in one. They appeared in court on January 7 and sought bail. The High Court granted an anticipatory bail for eight weeks," he said.
They surrendered to a Pirojpur court on March 3 after the High Court bail expired, said the ACC lawyer.
After the hearing on that day, District and Sessions Judge Md Abdul Mannan refused to grant them bail and ordered to send them to jail. At that time, the lawyers appealed to grant them division and the court granted it, he added.
Meanwhile, on the same day, the district judge was transferred. The acting district judge (Joint District Judge), Nahid Nasreen, granted them bail after they submitted a petition again in the afternoon.
The ACC submitted a petition to the High Court seeking revocation of the bail after revision of the bail order.
On December 30 last year, Ali Akbar, the deputy director of the ACC integrated office in Barishal, filed three cases accusing Awal and Lyla.
According to the case statement, the former MP took possession of 13 decimals of the government's khas land in front of Nazirpur Police Station and behind the land office of the upazila sadar.
Later, he built a two-storey building there and rented that as an office to the Palli Bidyut Samity. His wife made the rental agreement.
Awal was elected Member of Parliament from Pirojpur-1 constituency twice in 2008 and 2014 after getting nomination from the Awami League.