A four-member bench of the Appellate Division passed the order
The Supreme Court upheld its chamber judge’s order that stayed a High Court verdict—granting bail to former lawmaker Amanur Rahman Khan Rana—in a case filed over the killing of two Jubo League activists in 2012.
A four-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, passed the order on Tuesday.
On March 6, the HC granted bail in the case after hearing a petition filed by Rana. Later on, the SC chamber judge stayed the HC order and sent the stay petition—filed by the state—to the full bench of the Appellate Division, for its hearing.
The Appellate Division disposed of the petition, with order, on Tuesday.
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Attorney General Mahbubey Alam accompanied by Deputy Attorney General Dr Md Bashir Ullah represented the state. Advocate Abdul Baset Majumder, Mansurul Haque Chowdhury and Syed Ahmed Raza represented Rana.
Baghil union Jubo League leaders Mohammad Shamim and Mohammad Mamun went missing on July 16, 2012.
The following day, Shamim's mother filed a general diary with Tangail sadar police station.
Later, police arrested several suspects over the incident when two of the arrestees—Shahadat Hossain, 16 and Hiron Mia, 27—said that both of the Jubo League leaders had been murdered on MP Rana's orders.