Awal accuses Minister Rezaul of influencing his bail

Pirojpur Correspondent
Published : 18:10, Mar 04, 2020 | Updated : 18:14, Mar 04, 2020

Combination of file photos show Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim (L) and Former Awami League MP from Pirojpur-1 AKM Awal.Former Awami League MP from Pirojpur-1 AKM Awal has accused Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim of influencing the judge to scrap his bail plea.

Awal, also president of district Awami League, made the allegations during a media call on Wednesday (Mar 4).

District and Sessions Judge Abdul Mannan was stand released on Tuesday within four hours after he rejected the bail petition of Awal and his wife Lyla Parveen in three separate graft cases.

Later, acting district and sessions judge Nahid Nasrin granted them bail for two months following a review petition filed by the accused.

Awal alleged that the minister influenced judge Abdul Mannan for not granting his bail.

The former MP also alleged that Rezaul Karim is undermining party’s dedicated leaders and choosing those involved in the politics of BNP and Jamaat for different posts.

He has also grabbed a contract work of Tk 1 billion involving his brothers in contract work illegally, he said. “Besides, the minister gave job to GK Shamim after taking three cars as gift from him.”

Awal also accused Rezaul Karim of resorting to falsehood about his participation in the Liberation War when he was only nine years old in 1971.

Contacted, the minister termed the allegations against him false and fabricated.