Wednesday, 19 January 2011

HC rejects writ petitions of Mosharraf, wife Bilkis

The High Court yesterday rejected two writ petitions filed by former BNP minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain and his wife Bilkis Akter seeking direction from it on government to release their bank accounts seized during the regime of caretaker government.

An HC bench of Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury Manik and Justice Sheikh Md Zakir Hossain delivered the verdict after hearing arguments from counsels for the petitioners and the government and Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
Attorney General Mahbubey Alam told The Daily Star that Khandker Mosharraf Hossain and his wife could not use the bank accounts following the HC verdict.
He said the government seized the bank accounts since the ACC found corruption allegations against Mosharraf and his wife while investigating into a criminal case against them.
Mosharraf and Bilkis filed the writ petitions with the HC in November last year challenging the action by the military-backed caretaker government seizing their bank accounts.
Advocate Khurshid Alm Khan appeared for ACC while Barrister Moudud Ahmed argued for the petitioners

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