Former DGHS driver Malek’s wife sent to jail
A Dhaka court yesterday rejected a bail petition of Nargis Begum, wife of Abdul Malek, former driver of DGHS, and sent her to jail in a case filed over accumulating wealth beyond known sources of income.
Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of the Senior Special Judge's Court of Dhaka passed the order after she surrendered before it and sought bail.
During yesterday's hearing, the defense told the court that Nargis surrendered before the High Court on February 24, seeking anticipatory bail. The HC granted her bail for a period of four weeks and directed her to surrender to a sessions judge's court before the expiry of the period, but she failed to surrender timely due to lockdown.
As per direction, Nargis surrendered before it, seeking bail in the case, said the defense, adding that if she gets bail, she will not misuse it. The prosecution, however, opposed the petition saying that Nargis, a housewife, did not show source of income of Tk 1,10,92,000. Her bail petition should be rejected. On February 14, ACC filed the case against her.
ACC also filed another case against Malek for possessing more than Tk 1.5 crore worth of movable and immovable wealth, which does not adjust to his known income sources.
RAB arrested Malek from Turag of the capital on September 20, 2020 on charges of various terrorist activities. Malek also owns two seven-storey luxury houses in Turag.
On September 20, Malek was jailed for 30 years' in an arms case.