Dhaka, Nov. 29 -- The High Court on Tuesday ordered the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to complete the investigation of all 56 cases filed over the Basic Bank scam and submit a report to it within three months. Otherwise, the HC warned, appropriate legal action would be taken against the anti-graft body.

The High Court bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Khizir Hayat passed the direction while delivering a verdict on three bail petitions filed by accused Mohammad Ali, former manager of Basic Bank's Shantinagar branch, in as many cases filed in connection with the scam.

The court also discharged the rulings issued over the bail of Mohammad Ali.

Lawyer Abul Hossain appeared in court during the hearing on behalf of the...