The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday granted bail to BNP leader and former minister Mir Mohammad Nasir Uddin in a graft case where he was sentenced to 13 years’ imprisonment.
The Appellate Division, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, passed the order after hearing a bail petition, considering the current coronavirus pandemic, said Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan, a counsel of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
With the apex court’s order, there is no legal bar to Mir Nasir’s release from jail.
On December 13, the SC adjourned the hearing on the bail petition until January 3.
A Dhaka court sent Nasir to jail upon his surrender on November 8.
The ACC filed the case against former State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Mir Nasir Uddin and his son Mir Helal Uddin with Gulshan Police Station on March 6, 2007 for amassing wealth illegally and concealing information.
On July 4, 2007, the Special Judge Court sentenced Nasir to 13 years’ imprisonment and his son Helal to three years.
Later, they High Court upheld the trial court verdict.