ULAN BATOR, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Former Mongolian Justice and Home Affairs Minister Dambii Dorligjav, who has been held in custody since Jan. 8 for alleged corruption, was released on bail on Friday, local media reported.
A request for him to be released on bail was received by a court in Khan-Uul district in the Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator on Friday morning. The court also banned him from leaving the country.
Dorligjav is suspected of accepting bribes in the amount of 4 million U.S. dollars from a mining company while he was prosecutor general.
The 60-year-old served as prosecutor general in 2010-2014 and as the justice and home affairs minister in 2014-2016.