The Supreme Court today stayed for four months the High Court order that granted bail to Tangail’s Awami League (AL) lawmaker Amanur Rahman Khan Rana in freedom fighter Faruk Ahmed killing case.
A three-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha passed the order after hearing a government petition seeking stay on the HC order.
Following the apex court’s order, Rana cannot get release from jail, Rusho Mostafa, lawyer for the AL MP, told The Daily Star.
Earlier on April 13, the HC granted bail to Rana in the murder case, clearing the way for him to walk out of jail.
Later, the government moved an appeal before the Appellate Division of the SC for staying the HC order.
The bullet-hit body of freedom fighter Faruk, also a district AL leader of Tangail, was found on January 18, 2013. Later, a murder case was filed in this connection by Faruk’s wife Nahar Ahmed with Tangail Model Police Station.
Source: Daily Star, Dhaka, Bangladesh