The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld stay order issued by its chamber judge on a High Court order granting bail to former Tangail-3 lawmaker Amanur Rahman Khan Rana in a case lodged over killing of two Jubo League leaders.
A four-member Appellate Division bench headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order, disposing of a state plea against that High Court order.Attorney General Mahbubey Alam moved the state plea before the apex court, while senior lawyer Abdul Baset Mazumder, Mansurul Haque Chowdhury and Sayeed Ahmed Raza stood for Rana.
“High Court had granted bail to Rana, which was later stayed by the Appellate Division Chamber Judge Court. Today the Appellate Division full bench upheld that stay,” Raza told newsmen.
The High Court on March 6 had allowed Rana bail for six months in the case.
Following an appeal filed by the state, Justice Md. Nuruzzaman of Appellate Division Chamber Judge Court on March 14, had stayed that High Court order.
Jubo League leaders Shamim and Mamun went missing on July 16, 2012, after coming to Tangail town. Mamun’s father on July 9, 2013, filed a murder case with Tangail court over the incident.
Three persons Khandaker Zahid, Shahadat Hossain and Hiron Miah, who were arrested by law enforcers on different occasion in connection of the case, confessed their involvement in that incident. Later Rana too were shown arrested in the case following the confession made by those three.