Sikder brothers seek SC permission to challenge HC order

Sikder Group Managing Director Ron Haque Sikder and his brother Dipu Haque Sikder have sought permission from the Supreme Court to challenge the High Court order that fined them for seeking anticipatory bail from abroad in a case filed for allegedly abducting, torturing and opening fire at two top Exim Bank officials over a loan permission.

Ron and Dipu, currently in Thailand, yesterday virtually filed a petition with the Appellate Division of the SC through their lawyers, seeking permission to move an appeal before the apex court against the HC order.

Without passing any order on it, Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division Justice Md Nuruzzaman sent the permission-petition to its full bench for hearing on August 9, Advocate Muhammad Saifullah Mamun, a lawyer for the petitioners, told The Daily Star last night.

Exim Bank Director Lt Col (retired) Sirajul Islam had lodged the case with the capital’s Gulshan Police Station on May 19 against Ron and Dipu for allegedly torturing two top officials of the bank and opening fire at them over a Tk 500 crore loan.

The accused reportedly left the country by air on May 25.

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