Ex-MP Rana’s bail stayed

Staff Reporter Published: 20 June 2019, 04:06 PM
Ex-MP Rana’s bail stayed

The Chamber Judge Court of the Appellate Division has stayed the High Court order that on Wednesday granted permanent bail to former Awami League MP from Tangail 3 (Ghatail) constituency Amanur Rahman Khan Rana in a case filed over the murder of two Jubo League leaders.

Justice Nuruzzaman Noni of the Chamber Judge Court stayed the bail on Thursday, after hearing a petition filed by the state against Rana’s bail.

The judge sent the petition to a full court bench of Appellate Division of the Supreme Court and fixed July 1 for the next hearing.

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam stood for the state during the hearing.

Earlier in the day, Deputy Attorney General Dr Md Basir Ullah filed the petition against the bail order.

Rana surrendered to the Tangail additional district and session’s judge court on September 18, 2016 ending his 22-month fugitive run in the Freedom Fighter’s murder case.

The Awami League leader went into “hiding” after he was accused of killing Freedom Fighter and member of the Awami League district unit Faruk Ahmed.

On January 18, 2013, the Awami League leader was shot dead in front of his residence in the district town.

Later, Faruk’s wife Nahar Ahmed filed a case in this connection.

Fourteen people - including four brothers of Tangail’s influential Khan family - were accused in the murder case.

Baghil union Jubo League leaders Mohammad Shamim and Mohammad Mamun went missing on July 16, 2012 in the district town.

The following day, Shamim's mother filed a general diary with Tangail Sadar police station.

Later, police arrested several suspects over the incident when two of the arrestees -Shahadat Hossain, 16 and Hiron Mia, 27 - revealed that both of the Jubo League leaders had been murdered on MP Rana’s orders.