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SC: Complete Ekram murder trial in six months

Update : 04 Feb 2016, 12:46 PM

The Supreme Court has scrapped a bail order for an accused in Phulgazi upazila chairman Ekramul Haque murder case, and asked the trial court concerned to finish its proceedings by six months.

The four-member bench of the Appellate Division, headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, passed the order on Thursday after hearing a government petition against a bail awarded by the High Court to Jahangir Kabir Adel, an accused in the case.

On January 16 last year, the High Court granted bail to local Awami League leader Adel in the case of killing Feni's Phulgazi upazila chairman Ekramul Haque on May 20, 2014.

The government moved against the bail order, seeking a stay from the Supreme Court. The chamber judge of the Supreme Court then stayed the High Court order and forwarded it to the regular bench for hearing.

The Appellate Division bench confirmed the chamber judge's order, which ensures that Adel cannot be released from jail until the lower court disposes of the case, said Deputy Attorney General Khondker Diliruzzaman.

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