The High Court has granted bail to former textile and jute minister Abdul Latif Siddiqui for six months in a graft case.
A bench led by Justice Obaidul Hassan passed the order today.
Advocate Mansurul Haque Chowdhury represented Abdul Latif Siddiqui and Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan stood for Anti-Corruption Commission in the court.
However, Khurshid Alam Khan informed that he will appeal to the Appellate Division seeking a stay on the High Court bail order.
The case was filed by Anti-Corruption Commission with charges of misusing power and damaging government property.
According to the case statement, on October 27, 2017, Aminul Islam, assistant director of the Anti-Corruption Commission's Bogura district office, filed a case against two people, including Latif Siddiqui, for selling nearly two-and-a-half acres of land without a tender, alleging that this had resulted in a financial loss of Tk40.70 lakh.
The other accused is Jahanara Rashid, wife of late Harun-ur-Rashid of Katnar Para area of Bogura city.
Latif Siddiqui, on June 20, appeared in a Bogura court to appeal for bail. The bail, however, was not granted.