Ex-MP Rana gets bail, no bar to release

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Dhaka, June 19: The High Court (HC) has granted permanent bail to former Awami League MP from Tangail 3 (Ghatail) constituency Amanur Rahman Khan Rana in a case filed over the murder of two Jubo League leaders.A HC bench of Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice SM Mojibur Rahman passed the order on Wednesday.

Earlier on April 1, the Supreme Court (SC) upheld the bail of Rana in the Freedom Fighter’s murder case.

Now, there is no bar for his release, said Rana’s lawyer advocate Rusho Mostafa.

The HC granted a six-month bail to Rana in the same case on March 6 that was postponed by the Supreme Court later.

Rana surrendered to the Tangail additional district and session’s judge court on September 18, 2016 ending his 22-month fugitive run in the Freedom Fighter’s murder case.

The Awami League leader went into “hiding” after he was accused of killing Freedom Fighter and member of the Awami League district unit Faruk Ahmed.

On January 18, 2013, the Awami League leader was shot dead in front of his residence in the district town.

Later, Faruk’s wife Nahar Ahmed filed a case in this connection.

Fourteen people – including four brothers of Tangail’s influential Khan family – were accused in the murder case.

Baghil union Jubo League leaders Mohammad Shamim and Mohammad Mamun went missing on July 16, 2012 in the district town.

The following day, Shamim’s mother filed a general diary with Tangail Sadar police station.

Later, police arrested several suspects over the incident when two of the arrestees -Shahadat Hossain, 16 and Hiron Mia, 27 – revealed that both of the Jubo League leaders had been murdered on MP Rana’s orders.