Faruk Murder Case
SC stays former MP Rana’s bail
Published : Tuesday, 26 March, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 565
The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday stayed the High Court order that granted bail to former Awami League lawmaker Amanur Rahman Khan Rana of Tangail in the Freedom Fighter Faruk Ahmed murder case.
Chamber Judge of the apex court Justice Hassan Foez Siddique put the injunction on the Awami League leader's bail on a petition submitted by the government on the day.
The court fixed March 31 for hearing on the petition in the full-bench of the Appellate Division, Deputy Attorney General Dr Md Bashir Ullah told journalists.
Rana, former Awami League lawmaker from Tangail-3 constituency, will not be able to walk out on bail until further order of the apex court, he added.
On March 14, an HC bench comprising Justice A K M Asaduzzaman and Justice S M Mozibur Rahman granted bail to Rana, a former MP from Tangail-3 (Ghatail) constituency, in the case. Rana surrendered to the Tangail Additional District and Sessions Judge's Court on September 18, 2016 after remaining absconding for 22 months after being accused in the murder case.
On January 18, 2013, the Awami League leader Faruk Ahmed, a freedom fighter, was shot dead in front of his residence in the district town. Faruk's wife Nahar Ahmed filed a murder case, accusing 14 people, including Rana and his three brothers.