The High Court has rejected the bail plea of Tufan Sarkar, the expelled Sramik League leader from Bogra, in a case filed in allegation of acquiring illegal assets.
At the same time, the High Court has ordered that he will not be able to apply for bail in any court of the country for the next six months in this case.
The High Court has given the order as Tufan applied for a new bail by concealing the information of the rule concerning previous bail.
The High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Mostafizur Rahman passed the order on Thursday.
Advocate Shah Alam Sarkar was the lawyer for Tufan Sarkar and Barrister Mohammad Sajjad Hossain was in favour of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
On 9 September 2020, the same bench of the High Court issued a rule asking why the bail plea of Tufan Sarkar, would not be granted in the same case. While the rule was pending, Tufan Sarkar applied for a separate bail in the same court.
When the application was presented for hearing, the ACC lawyer informed the court about the previous order. The court then summoned the documents of that order. The documents were presented in court today.
After the hearing, the court rejected the rule issued on the bail of Tufan Sarkar.
The ACC filed a case against Tufan Sarkar at Bogra Sadar Police Station on 31 December 2018. According to the case, he earned around Tk1.59 crore illegally.
Tufan Sarkar was also accused of shaving a mother's head after torturing her and her daughter in Bogra in 2017. Two cases were filed against him in this regard. He has been in jail since 29 July 2017.