DHAKA: The High Court on Wednesday (June 19) granted permanent bail to former Awami League MP Amanur Rahman Khan Rana in a case filed over killing two Jubo League leaders.
The bench of Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice SM Mozibur Rahman passed the order after hearing a rule in the case.
Earlier March 6, the High Court granted a six-month bail to Rana in the case.
The court also issued a rule asking the government to explain as to why Rana should not be granted permanent bail in the case.
Advocate Mansurul Haque Chowdhury stood for Rana while Attorney General Mahbubey Alam and Deputy Attorney General Dr Md Basir Ullah moved for the state.
Earlier on March 23, the Supreme Court upheld its chamber judge’s order that stayed a HC verdict that granted bail to Awami League lawmaker Amanur Rahman Khan Rana in a case filed for killing two Jubo League activists in 2012.
On March 14, Chamber court of the Appellate Division has stayed the six-month bail earlier granted by the High Court to the former AL MP in the double murder.
On the same day, Rana was granted bail for six months by the HC in freedom fighter Faruq murder case.
On Mar 6, Rana was granted bail for six months in the case over killing two Jubo League leaders of Tangail sadar upazila’s Baghil union unit in 2012.
On Jan 18 in 2013, freedom fighter and Awami League's Tangail District Committee member Faruk Ahmed was shot dead. Later a case was filed in this connection accusing MP Rana and others.
Rana was sent tot jail by a Tangail court on Sept 18, 2016, in Faruq murder case.
BDST: 1300 HRS, June 19, 2019