Sayem Sobhan Anvir, the managing director of the Bashundhara Group, has filed a petition with the High Court seeking anticipatory bail in a case filed over the suicide of a college girl in a Gulshan flat.
Lawyer filed the bail plea on behalf of Anvir.
The bench of Justice Mamnoon Rahman and Justice Khandaker Diliruzzaman is scheduled to hear the petition on Thursday. Lawyer Mansurul Haque Chowdhury will argue for Anvir during the hearing.
Earlier on Tuesday, a Dhaka court imposed a travel ban on Anvir barring him from leaving the country following the filing of the case.
The college student - Mosarat Jahan Munia - was found hanging in a flat in Dhaka's Gulshan area on Monday evening. The victim's sister filed the case with the Gulshan police station under Section 306 of the Penal Code later at night.
Earlier today, quoting the primary information of the physicians who conducted her autopsy, police said that Munia committed suicide.
"After scrutinising the CCTV footages, movement of Sayem Sobhan Anvir, who is made accused of abetment of suicide in the case, was not found in the flat on the day before and the day of the incident," Sudip Kumar Chakroborty, deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan police of Gulshan Division, told a group of journalists today.