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SC stays suspended mayor’s bail over journo murder

  • Published at 09:31 pm November 12th, 2018
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The Supreme Court also asked to file leave to appeal plea against the High Court order within the next two weeks

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has stayed a High Court order that granted interim bail to suspended Shahjadpur municipality mayor Halimul Haque Miru over Daily Samakal's correspondent Abdul Hakim Shimul murder.

A five-member Supreme Court bench led by Justice Muhammad Imman Ali came up with the order after hearing on a petition filed by Shimul's wife against High Court order, reports UNB.

The Supreme Court also asked to file leave to appeal plea against the High Court order within the next two weeks.

On November 4, the High Court granted interim bail to the suspended Shahjadpur municipality mayor.

Earlier on February 2 last year, journalist Shimul was shot during a clash between a Chhatra League faction and Shahjadpur Mayor Halimul Haque Miru's supporters.

Later, Shimul's wife Nurun Nahar filed a case accusing 18 people including the mayor.