The Supreme Court on Thursday observed that Mahabubul Haque Chisty, former chairman of the Farmers Bank's (now known as Padma Bank) audit committee used his entire family for laundering money.
It is found from the case documents that Mahabubul Haque Chishty is the prime accused in a case of laundering Tk159 crore and to do that he used his all family members, the apex court said.
The Appellate Division bench headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain gave this observation while hearing a bail petition filed by Rashedul Haque Chishty in the case.
During the hearing, lawyer AF Hasan Ariff stood for Rashedul Haque, while lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan represented the Anti-Corruption Commission.
The apex court will again hear the case on Tuesday next and pass order.
Earlier on 26 January, a High Court bench headed by Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukdar granted bail to Rashedul Haque Chisty in the money laundering case.
Later, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on 1 February stayed the High Court verdict that granted bail to Rashedul Haque Chisty.
The Anti-Corruption Commission filed the case on 10 April 2018 against Rashedul, his father Mahbubul Haque Chisty, mother Rozi Chishty, and few others on charges of laundering Tk159 crore.