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SC bails to Hazi Salim in graft case

Time Digital Report: The Supreme Court (SC) today on Tuesday granted bail to Awami League lawmaker Haji Mohammad Salim in a in graft case.

A five-member full bench including Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique granted bail to Salim after hearing a leave-to-appeal petition filed by him, challenging the HC verdict.

The other four judges of the bench are Justice Md Nuruzzaman, Justice Obaidul Hassan, Justice Borhanuddin and Justice M Enayetur Rahim.

The High Court last year upheld his conviction and 10 years of jail sentence.

On February 10 this year, the HC released the full text of the verdict asking Salim to surrender to a trial court concerned in 30 days.

He surrendered before a Dhaka court on May 22.

The HC on March 9 last year upheld a lower court verdict that sentenced Salim to 10 years' imprisonment on April 27, 2008.

The High Court earlier upheld his conviction and 10 years' imprisonment sentence.

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