The High Court on Tuesday granted bail to expelled Sramik League leader Tufan Sarkar of Bogura in a graft case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commision.
Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice SM Mozibur Rahman passed the order after hearing a petition.
On October 18, the HC issued a rule asking the government to explain as to why Tufan should not be granted bail in the case.
Advocate Rafiqul Islam Sohel stood for Tufan while Advocate Sazzad Hossain and Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik represented the ACC and state respectively.
The case was filed against Tufan over amassing wealth and concealing wealth information.
According to the case despite having no known source of income Tufan was accused of hiding information about his property worth over Tk 29 lakh besides amassing about Tk. 1.60 crore beyond his known source of income.
Tufan has been in prison since 2017 in a case filed over the rape and torture of a schoolgirl and her mother.
On June 22, 2020, the High Court rejected his bail plea in the case.