The High Court on Sunday directed controversial Laxmipur UP Chairman Md Selim Khan to surrender to the trial court within three weeks in a case filed over acquiring Tk 34 crore illegal assets through unauthorised sand mining.
Bench of Justice Mostafa Zaman Islam and Justice Md Seim passed the order rejecting his bail plea during a hearing.
Advocate Khorshed Alam appeared for chairman Selim while advocate Fowzia Akter Popy represented Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
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On August 1, ACC’s assistant director Ataur Rahman filed the case against Selim Khan for acquiring assets worth Tk 34.53 Crore illegally.
According to the complaint, Selim Khan acquired Tk 34,53, 81,119 crore worth assets which exceeds his known income and he concealed information about his Tk 66.99 lakh worth assets.
Earlier on August 8, the appellate division of the Supreme Court ruled that Md Selim Khan must pay a huge amount in royalties against sand extraction from the Meghna river bank.
It said since 2016, writ petitioner Selim Khan had been extracting sand from the Meghna river in a part of Chandpur Sadar and Haimchar indiscriminately, without paying any royalties, causing the government to incur a huge loss.
Appellate Division asked to collect the royalties from Selim Khan for the time period starting from April 5, 2018, the date of an earlier High Court order, to April 4, 2022 -when the order was suspended by the Supreme Court.