Apan Jewellers owner Dildar Ahmed can now walk out of prison as he received bail from the High Court in all three cases on money laundering.
Dildar stands accused in the cases filed with Dhanmondi, Ramna and Uttara police stations.
The High Court granted him bail in the case filed with Ramna police in December last year. The Appellate Division upheld the order.
Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Shahidul Karim of the High Court granted him bail in the case filed with Dhanmondi police on Tuesday.
The same bench granted his bail plea with some conditions attached to it in the other case on Sunday.
“Now there is no legal bar to his release,” Dildar’s counsel Mehedi Hasan Chowdhury said.
Dildar and his brothers, Gulzar Ahmed and Azad Ahmed, are accused in five cases over money laundering and other charges.
Dildar is the father of Shafat Ahmed, who has been arrested on charges of raping two university girls at a hotel in Banani.
The Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate or CIID opened an inquiry into the allegation of “illegal transactions” against the Apan Jewellers owners, a few days into the arrest of Shafat and his friends in May last year.
It confiscated about 571kg of gold and 7,369 pieces of diamond jewellery from different outlets of the company and sent them to the Bangladesh Bank later that month.
The High Court previously granted bail to Gulzar and Azad in two separate cases filed with Gulshan police.