Rooppur Power Plant scam: SC upholds HC bail order for contractor Asif



The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court today  upheld  a High Court order that granted bail to contractor Asif Hossain in a case filed over corruption in purchasing furniture and household items for officials of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in Pabna.

A four-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain dismissed a petition recently filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), seeking a stay on the HC order.

ACC’s lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan told The Daily Star that Asif Hossain cannot get released from jail following the SC order since he is arrested in another corruption case.

Lawyer Fida M Kamal appeared for Asif during the apex court’s virtual hearing on the ACC’s stay petition.

On October 21, the HC granted permanent bail to contractor Asif Hossain, managing director of Majid and Sons Construction Limited that supplied some household items for officials of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in Pabna.

The ACC filed the cases with its Pabna district office against AsifHossain and several others on December 12 last year on charges of irregularities involving Tk 26 crore in supplying furniture and household items to the officials of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant, Advocate Khurshid Alarm Khan said earlier.

Asif was also arrested on that day, he informed.                 

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