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Monirul Haque Sakku (centre)

Mayor Sakku gets bail

WT24 Desk

A Dhaka court on Tuesday granted bail to Monirul Haque Sakku, the newly elected mayor of Comilla City Corporation (CCC) till 24 May, in a graft case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

Md Jahedul Kabir, acting judge of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge court passed the order after the mayor’s lawyer Masud Ahmed Talukder, sought bail for his client, reports UNB.

The newly elected mayor is scheduled to take oath on 11 May. Earlier on 18 April, the court issued an arrest warrant against Sakku.

On 7 May 2008, Shahin Ara Mamtaz, assistant director of ACC, filed a case against Sakku and his wife Afroza Jesmin on charge of concealing information of wealth worth over TK 120 million and amassing wealth of TK 40.57 million through illegal means.

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