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HC scraps bail appeal of Destiny chairman in graft case

Update : 12 Jan 2023, 16:26

The High Court (HC) on Thursday (January 12) dismissed a bail appeal of Destiny-2000 chairman Mohammad Hossain in a case lodged for allegedly misappropriating the fund of its tree plantation project.

A High Court division bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Khizir Hayat passed the order, after holding hearing on the matter, reports BSS.

"The court also ordered lower court concerned to dispose of the case, which is now in the state of examining witnesses, quickly," Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) counsel Senior Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan said.

The ACC on July 31, 2012, filed two cases against the top officials of Destiny-2000 for embezzling huge amounts from Destiny Multipurpose Cooperative Society Limited and Destiny Tree Plantation Project.

Dhaka Fourth Special Judge Court on May 12, 2022, sentenced Destiny Group

President Harun-Ur-Rashid to four years and Managing Director Rafiqul Amin to 12 years of imprisonment for embezzling Taka 1,861 crore from Destiny Multipurpose Cooperative Society Limited.

The court also sentenced Destiny Chairman Mohammad Hosain with 10 years in jail and fined Taka 50 lakh.

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