Former minister Latif Siddique lands in jail
A court in Bogura on Thursday ordered to send former jute minister Abdul Latif Siddique to jail denying his bail petition in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission.
Bogura District and Sessions Judge Naresh Chandra Sarkar passed the order in the afternoon when Latif Siddique appeared before the court to seek bail.
Public Prosecutor Abul Kalam Azad, the lawyer for the ACC, said, Latif Siddique misused his power and resorted to corruption while selling 2.38 acres of land controlled by the Bangladesh Jute Corporation in Adamdighi Upazila’s Dariapur.
He sold the land to his acquaintance Jahanara Rashid, without floating a tender, he added
“The market value of the land was Tk 6.4 million as per the government’s assessment but he sold it for Tk 2.3 million.”
Aminul Islam, the assistant director of the ACC’s Bogura branch, started a case against Latif with Adamdighi police in December, 2017.
The charge sheet was filed by the police in February this year.