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HC denies bail to man charged with illegally storing onion
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HC denies bail to man charged with illegally storing onion

Dhaka, Dec 31 – The High Court on Tuesday denied bail to a detained businessman of Lakshmipur, Md Main Uddin, in connection with a case filed against him on the charge of illegally storing 42 sacks of onion. The HC bench comprising Justice Md Rais Uddin and Justice Khandaker Diliruzzaman rejected the bail petition filed by Main Uddin in the case considering that the petition was not placed before it properly.
The HC bench refused to grant bail after Attorney General Mahbubey Alam vehemently opposed the bail petition during its hearing.
The chief law officer of the state told the HC that onion was a much-talked-about issue of the year and the government’s big achievements including some mega projects were about to be frustrated centering the onion issue.
Alam also told the court that if the accused petitioner is granted bail other businessmen who store onion illegally would be encouraged and move before the HC seeking bail. Hence, he should not be granted bail before submission of the police report of the case to the trial court, he added.
A food distribution officer has filed the case with Lakshmipur Police Station against Main Uddin earlier this month on charge of illegally storing 42 sacks of onion.
Main Uddin surrendered to the trial court in the district on December 16 in connection with the case. The Lakshmipur court the same day sent Main Uddin to jail. Since then he is in jail.
Barrister Ruhul Kuddus Kajol appeared for the petitioner during the hearing on the bail petition. – Staff Reporter

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