DIG prisons denied bail in graft case

:: Peoples Time Online ::

A Dhaka court has denied  Deputy Inspector General of prisons, Partha Gopal Bonik, a bail plea in a graft case.

Partha’s lawyer Kamrul Islam pleaded for his bail. Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) lawyer Mosharraf Hossain Kazal, however, opposed the plea.

After hearing both sides, Dhaka Metropolitan Session Judge KM Imrul Qayesh passed the order, scrapping bail plea of the accused.

Partha, who was working at Sylhet Central Jail, was shown arrested by ACC on July 28 as it recovered Taka 80 lakh from his North Green Road flat.

“He did not declare the money in his income tax file, making us to believe it was amassed illegally,” ACC director Mohammad Yousuf said on that day.

Partha, during his arrest, said that the car he was using belonged to his friend but was parked in his parking space. Of the money, Partha said, Taka 30 lakh was given to him by his mother-in-law and 50 lakh was earned by him during his years in service.

Meanwhile, the same court today set October 20 for submitting a probe report in the case. The court passed the order as the investigation officer failed to submit the report today.

Peoples Time/jj

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