DHAKA: The Supreme Court stayed till July 1 a High Court order that granted bail to Amanur Rahman Khan Rana, former Awami League lawmaker, in the double-murder case.
The Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division of the SC Justice Md Nuruzzaman on Thursday (June 20) passed the order after hearing a petition filed by the state seeking its stay order on the HC bail.
The court also sent the petition to the full bench of the apex court for its hearing on July 1.
Earlier on Wednesday (June 19), the HC granted bail to former Awami League MP Amanur Rahman Khan Rana in a case filed over killing two Jubo League leaders 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 to jail by a Tangail court on Sept 18, 2016, in Faruq murder case
BDST: 1945 HRS, JUNE 20, 2019