Ex BNP lawmaker Mir Nasir denied bail
Staff Correspondent || shiningbd
BNP vice-chairman and former state minister Mir Mohammad Nasir Uddin
The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has rejected the bail plea of BNP vice-chairman and former state minister Mir Mohammad Nasir Uddin, who was jailed for 13 years in a corruption case. A four-judge virtual bench headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order today (Monday).
Mir Nasir surrendered before the Judicial Court on November 8 in the case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission. The court ordered him to be sent to jail that day. After surrendering, Mir Nasir filed a leave to appeal in the Appellate Division. At the same time want bail.
A bail hearing was held yesterday. Following the hearing, the Appellate Division set Monday for the order.
On March 6, 2007, the ACC filed a case against Mir Nasir and his son Mir Helal with the Gulshan Police Station on charges of illegal acquisition of assets and concealment of assets. In this case, the Dhaka Special Judge's Court-2 sentenced Mir Nasir Uddin to three years and 10 years in a separate section on July 4 of the same year. He was also fined Tk 50 lakh and sentenced to two years for non-payment.
The court also sentenced his son Mir Helal to three years imprisonment and a fine of one lakh takas, one more month for non-payment. They filed two separate appeals in the High Court against the verdict.
The High Court quashed the sentences of Mir Nasir Uddin on August 10, 2010, and Mir Helal on August 2 of the same year. The ACC appealed against the verdict of the High Court. On July 4, 2014, the Appellate Division granted the ACC's application. At the same time, the High Court directed to hear the appeal of the case again.
Accordingly, the High Court, after re-hearing the two appeals, gave its verdict on November 19, 2019. In the judgment, the Supreme Court dismissed their appeal. Mir Nasir was sentenced to 13 years and Mir Helal to three years. Besides, they were directed to surrender within the next three months from the day the verdict was received by the Special Judge's Court Dhaka-2.