The Appellate Division has upheld the High Court order granting bail to BNP Joint Secretary General, also Chapainawabganj-3 lawmaker Md Harunur Rashid in a graft case.
With the order, passed by a bench led by Chief Justice Mahmud Hossain today, there is no bar for Harun to get released.
The Anti-Corruption Commission filed an appeal yesterday against a High Court order that granted six-month bail to Harunur Rashid on October 28.
Earlier, a lower court sentenced Harunur Rashid to five-year rigorous imprisonment and fined him Tk50 lakh as he was found guilty for selling Hummer SUV brought in the country using tax-free facility in 2005.
According to the law, no vehicle brought under tax-free facility can be sold within three-years of import. But the BNP leader sold the vehicle to car trader Sadek, who later sold that to Enayetur.
Police on March 7, 2007, filed the case with Tejgaon Police Station and charge sheet was filed against the three on July 18, 2007. The court also framed charges against them on the same year.