Dhaka: The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday upheld its previous order that cleared the way for taking steps based on the notices issued by Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) against two top Destiny officials seeking their wealth statements.
A four-member Appellate Division bench, led by Chief Justice SK Sinha, passed the order following a leave-to-appeal petition filed by the ACC. UNB News Agency Reported.
Following the SC order, there is no legal bar to taking steps against them as per the ACC notices seeking their wealth statements, said ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan.
Earlier on August 11, the Appellate Division stayed a High Court order that had stayed the effectiveness of the two notices issued by the anti-graft watchdog against Destiny Group managing director Rafiqul Islam and Destiny-2000 Ltd chairman Mohammad Hossain seeking their wealth statements.
The High Court on August 2 had stayed the effectiveness of the two notices issued by the ACC to the Destiny Group managing director and Destiny-2000 chairman.
On June 15, the ACC served notices to the Destiny Group MD and Destiny-2000 chairman, seeking their wealth statements within 15 days.
Following separate petitions, the ACC extended the time by seven days.
Later, both the Destiny officials filed separate writs with the High Court challenging the legality of the ACC notices.