A court on Thursday (June 20) sent former Textile and Jute minister Abdul Latif Siddique in a case filed by Anti Corruption Commission (ACC).
The court of Senior Special Judge Naresh Chandra Sarkar passed the order after rejecting his bail petition.
Latif Siddique appeared before the court and sought bail in a case filed against him for misusing power and damaging government property.
According to the case statement, Jahanara Rashid took lease a piece of land in Adamdighi upazila of Bogra, owned by Bangladesh Jute Corporation, for three years at Tk 1.20 lakh per year on May 13, 2010. Instead of replying repeated order from the Textiles and Jute Ministry to pay rent for the 2.38 acre land, Jahanara applied to the Textile and Jute Ministry to purchase the land on November 13, 2011. Without floating any formal tender, the then Textiles and Jute Minister sold the land to Jahanara at Tk 23.94 lakh instead of its market price Tk 64.63 lakh, incurring a loss of Tk 40.69 lakh.
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