HC refuses to grant bail to ex-AL leaders Enu, Rupan in graft cases



The High Court on Tuesday denied bail to suspended Gendaria Awami League leaders Enamul Huq Enu and his brother Rupan Bhuiyan in two graft cases.

The court also issued two separate rules asking the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the government to explain in two weeks why Enu and Rupan should not be granted bail in the cases.

The HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Ahmed Sohel passed the rule following two separate petitions filed by the accused seeking bail in the cases.

Lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan represented the ACC while lawyer Syed Mamun Mahbub appeared for the accused during their bail petition hearing, while Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik represented the state.

Earlier, on October 2019, the ACC filed two cases — one against Enu for amassing illegal wealth worth Tk 21.89 crore and another against Rupan for Tk 14.12 crore — with its Integrated District Office-1 in Dhaka.

On January 13, 2020, a team of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested Enu and Rupan from a house in Suvadya area of Keraniganj for their alleged involvement in the casino business.

Enu is the shareholder of Dhaka Wonderers’ Club. RAB recovered several crores of taka from their two houses twice after seizing casino equipment from Wonderers’ Club in September last year. Later, the ACC filed two seperate cases after finding illegal wealth of Enu and Rupan.

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