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Ex-MP Rana gets bail, no bar for release

  • Published at 12:24 pm June 19th, 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

He secured bail in a case filed over the death of two Juba League activists

The High Court has granted permanent bail to former lawmaker Amanur Rahman Khan Rana—in a case filed over the killing of two Juba League activists in 2012.

The bench of Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice SM Mozibur Rahman passed the order on Wednesday.

Mansurul Haque Chowdhury—accompanied by another lawyer Rusho Mostafa—represented Rana, while Deputy Attorney General Dr Md Basir Ullah represented the state.

Rana’s lawyer Rusho Mostafa said currently, there is no legal bar on releasing the former Awami League lawmaker from jail.

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

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


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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 Juba League leaders had been murdered on MP Rana's orders.

On March 6, the High Court issued a ruling and granted six months of bail, to Rana, in the case. Later, the Supreme Court stayed the bail and ordered the ruling be settled.

On April 1, the Supreme Court upheld a High Court order granting Rana bail in another case filed over freedom fighter Faruk’s murder. 

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.

Following the matter, police arrested several suspects over the incident. Of them, two arrestees—Shahadat Hossain, 16 and Hiron Mia, 27— told the police that both of the Jubo League leaders were murdered on MP Rana's orders.