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Rifat murder: HC rejects Minni's plea seeking transfer of case

The High Court on August 29 granted bail to Minni 

Update : 05 Mar 2020, 07:46 PM

The High Court (HC) has rejected a plea of Aysha Siddika Minni seeking transfer of the case filed against her over the murder of her husband Rifat Sharif from Barguna to Dhaka court. 

The bench of Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice SM Mozibur Rahman rejected the petition citing that it was not pressed, reports UNB.

Minni filed the plea on February 9.

Advocate ZI Khan Panna and Makkiya Fatema Islam stood for the petitioner while Deputy Attorney General FR Khan represented the state.

Rifat Sharif was hacked to death in broad daylight in the district town of Barguna on June 26, 2019. 

He was attacked with sharp weapons near the main gate of Barguna Government College while his wife Minni appeared to be trying to protect him from the attackers. 

Twenty-four people were accused in the murder case filed by Rifat's father. 

Minni, initially named as a witness, was later arrested on July 16, and made an accused in the case.

The main accused, Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayan Bond, was killed in a reported gunfight with law enforcers on July 2. 

The High Court on August 29 granted bail to Minni on conditions that she would remain in her father's custody and refrain from talking to the media.

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