The High Court on Sunday granted anticipatory bail to Gonoshasthya Kendra founder Dr ZafrullahChowdhury in two cases filed in Savar on charges of grabbing a land and demanding extortion.
An HC bench of Justice Muhammad Abdul Hafiz and Justice Mohi Uddin Shamim passed the order when Dr Zafrullah appeared before the court and sought bail.
Senior lawyer Advocate Zainul Abedin, said the High Court granted bail to Dr Zafarullah till submission of police report in the cases.
Earlier on October 19, Hasan Imam, a resident of Savar, filed the cases against Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury on charges of occupying a land and demanding extortion with Ashulia Police Station.
Mohammad Ali, a resident of Harirampur upazila in Manikganj, filed another case accusing Zafrullah and three others with the same police station allegedly for attempting to grab a piece of land and demanding extortion on October 15.
The accused allegedly had been trying to occupy a 4.24-acare land, owned by Mohammad Ali, at Pathalia un-ion. They threatened and put pressure on Mohammad Ali in a bid to grab the land, and demanded Tk 1 crore from him as extortion.
Dr Zafrullah gets bail in Savar cases