The Supreme Court has fixed September 27 for passing its order on two bail petitions filed by Destiny Group Managing Director Md Rafiqul Amin in connection with two money laundering cases involving Tk 4,200 crore.
A four-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain fixed the date for passing the order after concluding hearing on the bail petitions today.
Lawyers Abdul Matin Khasru and Sayeed Ahmed appeared for Rafiqul Amin, while Khurshid Alam Khan argued for the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), opposing the bail prayers.
On August 20, the HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Ahmed Sohel rejected the bail petitions of Rafiqul Amin, as he did not pay any money to the government in line with the Appellate Division order.
Then, Rafiqul Amin, now in jail, filed two bail petitions with the Appellate Division, challenging the HC's rejection orders.
On November 13, 2016, Destiny Group Managing Director Rafiqul and Destiny Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd Chairman Mohammad Hossain were granted bail by the Appellate Division on condition that they must pay the government Tk 2,800 crore in six weeks by selling 35 lakh matured trees planted under the company's tree plantation project.
Rafiqul Amin and Mohammad Hossain have not paid the money yet in line with the SC directive.