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Why not MP Rana’s bail, ask HC  

18 January 2017, 2:49:30

Staff Correspondent: The High Court on Wednesday issued a rule asking the government to explain why Amanur Rahman Khan Rana, Awami League (AL) MP from Tangail-3, should not be granted bail in the freedom fighter Faruk Ahmed murder case.

A two-member HC bench comprising Justice Sheikh Abdul Awal and Justice Md Khasrajjaman passed the order.

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MP Rana is a charge-sheeted accused in the Faruk murder case.

Earlier on January 16, the bench fixed today (Wednesday) to pass its order on the bail petition filed by Rana’s lawyer.

Advocate Abdul Baset Majumder stood for Rana while attorney general Mahbubey Alam represented the state.

When Rana appeared before Tangail Additional District and Sessions Judge’s court ending his 22-month fugitive run on September 18 last, the court sent him to jail.

Faruk Ahmed, a senior AL leader and a freedom fighter, was shot dead in the district town on January 18, 2013.

In February 2016, detectives pressed charges against 14 people, including Amanur Rahman Rana and his three brothers, in the Faruk murder case.

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