The High Court on Monday granted six-weeks anticipatory bail to Square Group Managing Director Anjan Chowdhury in a case filed over illegal stockpiling of rice.
HC bench of Justice Jahangir Hossain and Justice Shahed Nuruddin passed the order after he appealed for bail appearing before the court.
Senior advocate Shafik Ahmed and barrister Mahbub Shafique presented the petitioner's side while Deputy Attorney General Sarwar Hossain Bappi appeared for the state.
On June 1, administration seized 5,124 tonnes of atap rice from the warehouse of Square Food and Beverage in Dinajpur sadar upazila.
As the mill had only approval of stocking 312 tonnes of rice, in-charge of the mill Zayed Hossain was shown arrested in a case filed during a mobile court conducted by Mortuza Al Moyeed, executive magistrate and Dinajpur sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO).
Biplab Kumar Sinha, upazila food controller filed the case complaint against Anjan Chowdhury and Zayed Hassan in this regard.
The market price of the seized rice was around Tk 41 crore, which was too huge amount to be trialed by the mobile court so the complaint was handed over to kotwali police station for lodging as a regular case, said Mozaffar Hossain, Officer-in-Charge of Kotwali police station.