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SC stays former AL MP Rana's bail

  • Published at 04:09 pm March 25th, 2019
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File photo of former Awami League MP Amanur Rahman Khan Rana from Tangail 3 constituency was produced before a court in Tangail on Thursday, January 31, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

Rana was granted bail by the HC over the murder of Awami League leader Faruk Ahmed

The Supreme Court has stayed the bail of former member of parliament Amanur Rahman Khan Rana. 

Chamber Court Justice Hasan Foez Siddique delivered the order on Monday. 

The court also set the state petition for the hearing—to the full court bench of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court—for March 31. 

Advocate Sayed Ahmed Raja represented Rana, while Attorney General Mahbubey Alam and deputy attorney generals Biswajit Ray and Dr Md Bashir Ullah stood for the state.

On March 14, the High Court granted Rana bail in a case filed over the murder of freedom fighter and member of the Awami League district unit Faruk Ahmed.

Rana surrendered to the Tangail additional district and session's judge court on September 18, 2016 ending his 22-months as a fugitive in the freedom fighter's murder case.

On January 18 in 2013, the Awami League leader was shot dead in front of his residence in the district town.

Later, Faruk's wife Nahar Ahmed filed a case in this regard.

Fourteen people—including four brothers of Tangail's influential Khan family—were accused in the murder case.

Rana has also been linked to murders of two Baghil union Juba League leaders—Mohammad Shamim and Mohammad Mamun—who went missing on July 16, 2012 in the district town.

The following day, Shamim's mother filed a general diary with Tangail Sadar police station.

Later, police arrested several suspects over the incident after which two of the arrestees—Shahadat Hossain, 16 and Hiron Mia, 27—revealed that both of the murders were committed on MP Rana's orders.