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Charge framing against Limon deferred for 9th time

Update : 29 Apr 2013, 11:42 AM

The hearing on charge framing in the case filed under the Arms Act against Limon Hossain, the college student allegedly maimed by Rab on March 23, 2011, was deferred for the ninth time.

Kiran Shangkar Haldar, additional district judge of the Special Tribunal 2 of Jhalakathi today deferred the charge framing date until May 29.

The deferral came after defence lawyers appealed to the court for an extension to the hearing on charge framing as Limon was busy attending to his HSC examinations.

Manik Acharya, Nasimul Hasan and Akkas Hossain appeared for the college student.  

A Rab team reportedly shot Limon in the leg after taking him to a place adjacent to his house at Jamaddarhat in Rajapur upazila of Jhalakathi on March 23, 2011.

Limon worked at a brick kiln to help bear his educational expenses.

Limon’sleft leg was amputated at the thigh on March 27 at Dhaka National Institute for Traumatology and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (NITOR) Hospital as the tissues were damaged due to excessive bleeding caused by delay in treatment after the shooting. 

Limon obtained bail from the High Court on May 5 and was released from his prison cell at Sher-e-Bangla Medical College on May 9, 2011.

The technical team of the Centre for Disability in Development at Savar in Dhaka fixed the artificial leg on him on August 29, 2011, and Limon went home on October 13, 2011.

Rab on March 23, 2011 filed two cases with the local police station against Limon and seven others under the Arms Act and another for obstructing officials from performing their duty, and making attempts to murder and injure Rab personnel.

The charge sheet in the first case against Limon and seven others was submitted on April 24, 2011 and in the second case on July 1 the same year.

Limon’s mother Henoara filed a case on April 10, 2011 against the six Rab personnel.

The six were accused of attempting to murder, inflict severe injury on and maim Limon in the case.

Police on August 14, 2012 secretly filed the final report of the case claiming that they found no evidence and witnesses against Rab.

Complainant of the case and mother of Limon filed ‘no confidence’ (naraji) against the final police report on August 30, 2012.

Jhalakahi senior judicial magistrate on February 13, 2013 rejected the ‘no confidence’ prayer against acquitting the six Rab members.

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