SC stays MP Rana’s bail in murder case

Published :20 October, 2017
Gono Biplob

Court reporter: 

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld its previous order staying the bail to ruling Awami League member of parliament from Tangail-3 constituency Amanur Rahman Khan Rana, granted by the High Court in Faruk Ahmed murder case.

A four-member bench of the Appellate Division led by acting chief justice Abdul Wahhab Miah asked the authorities concerned to dispose of the rule issued by the High Court within 14 December during a hearing on leave-to-appeal petition against the bail.

Rokonuddin Mahmud and Mostafizur Rahman Khan stood for Rana while attorney general Mahbubey Alam represented the state.

Mostafizur Rahman, a counsel of Rana, said Rana is now undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital and as the court stayed the bail of Rana he will remain in prison.

On 13 April, an HC bench granted bail to MP Rana in the case. The HC also issued a rule asked the government to explain as to why MP Rana should not be granted bail.

However, a Chamber Justice of the SC, on 18 April, stayed the High Court order till 8 May.

On 8 May, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court extended its stay for four months on a High Court order granting bail to Amanur Rahman Khan Rana in the case.

On 8 June, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court upheld the stay order of its previous order.

Faruk Ahmed, a senior AL leader and a freedom fighter, was shot dead in the district town of Tangail on 18 January 2013. Rana is a charge-sheeted accused in the case.

When Rana appeared before Tangail additional district and sessions judge court ending his 22-month fugitive run on September 18 last, the court sent him to jail.

In February 2016, detectives pressed charges against 14 people, including the ruling party MP and his three brothers, in the Faruk murder cas

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