Mirza Abbas, wife gets anticipatory bail

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 15:05, Jan 14, 2019 | Updated : 15:37, Jan 14, 2019

BNP Standing Committee Member Mirza Abbas and his wife Afroza AbbasSenior BNP leader Mirza Abbas and his wife Afroza Abbas, have been granted anticipatory bail in a case filed by the ACC on charges of acquiring wealth beyond known means of income.

The High Court Bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and S M Kuddus Zaman granted the couple eight-week bail on Monday (Jan 14)

Senior Lawyer Zainul Abedin moved the bail petition

Graft watchdog ACC lodged the case on Jan 7 on charges of accumulating illegal wealth.

According to case dossiers, ACC found over Tk 200 million worth of wealth in Afroza Abbas’ name and all of it came from her husband’s earning through illegal means. In her tax-return documents, Afroza, who is also the Jatiyatabadi Mohila Dal chief, described herself as a handicraft business woman. However, according to her passport, she is a housewife.

She has no legal means of income source, reads the case statement.