The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) has granted bail to BNP leader and former minister Mir Mohammad Nasir Uddin in a graft case, in which he was sentenced to thirteen years imprisonment, considering the current Covid-19 pandemic situation.
The Appellate Division, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, passed the order on Sunday after hearing a bail petition, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan told Somoy News reports.
On 8 November, last year, a court sent Mir Mohammad Nasir Uddin, a BNP leader convicted in a corruption case, to jail after he surrendered before the court.
The ACC on 6 March, 2007 lodged the case against Mir Nasir and his son Mir Mohammad Helal with the Gulshan police station alleging that they obtained assets illegally and concealed information about properties.
According to the charge sheet, Nasir, his wife late Dalia Naznin Nasir, their daughter and son have wealth worth Tk29.22crore. But, they showed properties worth about Tk22.50crore in the wealth statement, hiding information of properties.