Ex-AL MP Awal brings corruption charges against minister Rezaul

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A day after his bail in corruption cases, former Awami League MP from Pirojpur-1 constituency AKM Awal on Wednesday brought corruption allegations against fisheries and livestock minister SM Rezaul Karim, reports UNB.

Awal, also president of district unit of ruling Bangladesh Awami League, brought the allegations at a press conference at the party office at noon.

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District and sessions judge Abdul Mannan was stand released on Tuesday within four hours after he rejected the bail petition of Awal and his wife Lyla Parveen in three separate graft cases and sent them to jail.

Later, acting district and sessions judge Nahid Nasrin granted them bail for two months following a review petition filed by the accused.

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Awal alleged that the minister influenced judge Abdul Mannan for not granting him bail.

The former MP also alleged that Rezaul Karim is undermining party’s dedicated leaders and choosing those involved in the politics of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami for different posts.

District and sessions judge Abdul Mannan was stand released on Tuesday within four hours after he rejected the bail petition of Awal and his wife Lyla Parveen in three separate graft cases and sent them to jail

District and sessions judge Abdul Mannan was stand released on Tuesday within four hours after he rejected the bail petition of Awal and his wife Lyla Parveen in three separate graft cases

He has also grabbed a contract work of Tk 1 billion involving his brothers illegally, he said. “Besides, the minister gave works to GK Shamim after taking three cars as gift from him.”

Awal also accused Rezaul Karim of resorting to falsehood about his participation in the liberation war in 1971 when he was only nine-year-old.

The minister termed the allegations against him false and fabricated.