S Alam, wife pleas to be included as defendants in HC ruling

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Mohammad Saiful Alam and his wife Farzana Parveen, the owners of S Alam Group, have appealed to be named as defendants in the suo motu ruling issued by the High Court concerning the investigation of allegations involving investment or money transfers abroad without permission.

According to related sources, this plea has been submitted to the High Court bench composed of justice Nazrul Islam Talukder and justice Khizir Hayat.

On a different note, copies of two petitions seeking the withdrawal of the High Court’s order to probe the accusations leveled against Saiful Alam (S Alam), the owner of S Alam Group, and his wife Farzana for unauthorised foreign investments or money transfers, have been provided to the state.

An article titled “S Alam’s Aladdin’s Lamp” was published in the English newspaper The Daily Star on 4 August. In response to the report, the same High Court bench, on 6 August, initiated an investigation into the matter, including the suo motu element.

The newspaper report was brought to the court’s attention by lawyer Syed Syedul Haque Sumon. Consequently, two separate applications made by Saiful Alam and his wife came to light on Wednesday.

The written application seeks a directive for the Daily Star authorities, Syed Sayedul Haque, and other print-electronic and social media platforms to refrain from giving interviews, comments, and opinions related to the S Alam Group’s suo motu case while it’s being adjudicated. The petition requests this restraint until the ruling is settled, citing ongoing trial proceedings.