The High Court today ordered the former whip of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Syed Shahidul Haque Jamal to surrender before lower court in a rice embezzlement case.
The HC bench of justices Md Nazrul Islam Talukdar and KM Hafizul Alam passed the order.
The court also issued a rule asking why the lower court order, that acquitted him from a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission, should not be stayed.
On October this year, a lower court acquitted him from the embezzlement case.
On 2009, the then Deputy Director of the Barisal Anti-Corruption Commission Wazed Ali Ghazi filed 20 separate cases against 19 accused for embezzling 300 tonnes of rice allocated for poor people.
On August 1, 2012, a charge sheet was submitted showing the former whip Shahidul Haque Jamal as the prime accused in 20 cases.