Liquid cocaine seizure: SC upholds stay on Nur Mohammad's bail

Liquid cocaine seizure: SC upholds stay on Nur Mohammad’s bail


Dhaka – The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the stay order it had earlier issued against a High Court order granting bail to Khan Jahan Ali Group’s chairman Nur Mohammad in a case filed over the seizure of a consignment of liquid cocaine at Chittagong port, UNB news agency has reported.
A four-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by Chief Justice SK Sinha, passed the order after today’s (Monday’s) hearing.
While keeping up the stay order, the Appellate Division also asked for resolving the High Court rule asking to explain why Nur Mohammad would not be granted permanent bail within four weeks.Earlier on June 20, the Supreme Court stayed the bail granted to Nur Mohammad by the High Court.
On June 16, the High Court granted bail to Nur Mohammad in a case over the seizure of the liquid cocaine consignment at Chittagong port.
Liquid cocaine was detected in one of the 107 drums of a consignment of Bolivian sunflower oil which the customs intelligence officials seized at Chittagong Port on June 8 last year.
Laboratory tests on the liquid samples from the consignment detected cocaine in the liquid of one of the drums, which was imported under the name of Bolivian sunflower oil.
Sub-inspector of Bandar Police Station in Chittagong Osman Goni filed a case against Nur Mohammad, owner of ‘Khan Jahan Ali Limited’, and its employee Sohel under the the Narcotics Control Act.
Police arrested Sohel soon after the consignment seizure.
Law enforcers arrested Nur Mohammad from the port city on January 15 last.


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