Owner of Lake Head Grammar School gets bail
Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge court on Wednesday granted bail to Khaled Hassan Matin, owner of Lake Head Grammar School, which was closed on allegations of patronising militancy, inspiring extremist views and helping militant outfits, in a case filed for transacting Tk five lakh as bribe.
Judge Kamrul Hossain Mollah of Sessions Judge's Court passed the order after his lawyer Advocate Ehsanul Haque Samaji moved the bail petition before the court.
A Magistrate court on January 23 rejected Matin's bail petition and sent him along with two education ministry officials to jail after they were produced before it.
Two other accused are: Motaleb Hossain, personal official of Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid, and Nasir Uddin, upper division assistant of the ministry.
The ACC GRO Julfiqar Ali told this correspondent on Wednesday that ACC was yet to appoint any investigation officer in this case.
On January 22, a team of the Detective Branch of police arrested the two ministry employees and the Lake Head school owner in the capital's Gulshan and Basila areas respectively.
On November 7 last year, the Dhaka district administration of Dhaka sealed off Dhanmondi and Gulshan branches of the school, closing all its activities on allegations of patronising militancy, inspiring extremist views and helping militant outfits.
The Supreme Court later ordered reopening the school with a new board of directors including military officials and the Dhaka divisional commissioner in the chairing. Later on January 13, the school reopened.