The High Court (HC) on Thursday issued a ban on Toufique Imrose Khalidi, editor-in-chief of online news portal ‘bdnews24.com’ from travelling abroad until the next hearing, in a graft case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
A High Court division bench comprising Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Khizir Hayat passed the order while holding a hearing on a rule issued on the question of scrapping his bail.
The court also fixed December 1 for the next hearing, stating that the continuation of the ban would be discussed on that day.
On December 8, 2020, the HC issued a rule asking the state and Khalidi to explain why the lower court order that granted him bail in the case should not be scrapped.
On August 26, the HC granted anticipatory bail to Khalidi for eight weeks in the corruption case. The anti-graft body later filed the plea against the bail order.
ACC deputy director Gulshan Anwar filed the case on July 30, 2020, against Khalidi for depositing around Taka 42 crore in different bank accounts, saying Khalidi had no legal source against this sum.
The ACC alleged that Khalidi amassed the money through illegal means.