HC orders AL MP Liton before court

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Dhaka, Oct 12: The High Court on Monday ordered Awami League MP Manjurul Islam Liton of Gaibandha-1 constituency to surrender before it by 1pm in a case filed for shooting a minor boy in Sundarganj upazila in Gaibandha district.

A two-member bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Bhishmo Dev Chakraborty passed the order after a hearing on a bail petition in the case filed by the lawyer of Liton.

The next hearing on the case is likely to be held in presence of MP Liton at noon.

Earlier on October 2, minor boy Sourav, 8, son of Sazu Miah of Gopalcharan village, was injured with stray bullets allegedly fired by Manjurul Islam Liton, MP, at the village in Sundarganj upazila in Rangpur.

Later, the boy who received two bullets in his two legs was rushed to Sundarganj Upazila Health Complex and then shifted to Rangpur Medical College Hospital.

A case was filed against Liton on the day for attempting to kill the minor boy by firing bullets. Liton went into hiding after the case was filed.

On October 8, another case was filed against MP Liton on charge of vandalism and looting.

Besides, the licences of two firearms of the MP were revoked for ‘the sake of public safety’.