The Supreme Court has ordered Tangail MP Amanur Rahman Khan Rana to appear in court on the day of the trial of freedom fighter Faruk Ahmed murder case.
A three-member bench of the Appellate Division led by the Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha passed the order on Wednesday.
The court also adjourned Rana’s bail hearing until October 15.
During the bail hearing, Attorney General informed about Rana absence in the court during the trial proceedings, prompting the bench to order Rana to appear on the day of the trial.
On May 8, the Apex court stayed the bail order of the MP for four months. The High Court had granted him bail on April 13.
Criminals shot dead freedom fighter Faruk, also a district Awami League leader, on January 18, 2013 in front of his house at College Para in Tangail. The next day his wife filed a case accusing unknown criminals.
Later, she claimed that four brothers of the Khan family were involved with the murder. Police arrested Anisul Islam Raja and Mohammad Ali who are known as close associates of the Tangail 3 lawmaker and his brothers. They confessed that Amanur and his three brothers were involved with the murder.
Fearing arrest or harassment, Amanur and Shahidur in July this year moved the petition before the High Court seeking anticipatory bail in the case.
Rana’s brothers – Shahidur Rahman Khan is the mayor of Tangail municipality and general secretary of Tangail city Awami League, Jahidur Rahman Khan is the president of Tangail Chamber of Commerce and Saniyat Khan Bappa is a leader of Chhatra League.