The Supreme Court (SC) has stayed the High Court (HC) order that granted bail to former Awami League MP from Tangail-3 (Ghatail) Amanur Rahman Khan Rana in a case filed over the killing of two Jubo League leaders.
Chamber judge Md Nuruzzaman of the Appellate Division of the SC issued the order on Thursday following a government petition seeking stay on the HC order.The chamber judge of the SC stayed the HC order till July 1 and also sent the government plea to the full bench of the apex court for its hearing.
The High Court on Wednesday (yesterday) granted permanent bail to Rana in the case.
Earlier, the HC granted a six-month bail to Rana in the case.
It also issued a rule asking the government to explain as to why Rana should not be granted permanent bail in the case.
Advocate Monsurul Haque Chowdhury stood for the accused.
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 as the order of MP Rana.
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 murder case.