Rifat murder charge sheet is fabricated: Minni’s lawyer

Sun Online Desk

22nd September, 2019 04:27:38 printer

Rifat murder charge sheet is fabricated: Minni’s lawyer

Advocate ZI Khan Panna, lawyer of Ayesha Siddika Minni, on Sunday said the charge sheet in Rifat Sharif murder case is completely fabricated.

He made the remark before the reporter when Minni, an accused of a case filed over the murder of her husband, came to meet him at his Supreme Court Bar Association Chamber in the capital this morning.

The lawyer said, “From the beginning, I have said it is (The charge sheet) a completely imaginary novel. The charge sheet was prepared to hide the real accused of the murder case. Nothing new! It is the new version of Jaj Mia and Jaha Alam dramas.”

Minni along with her father went to the lawyer’s chamber to consult about the case against her.

Asked about the meeting, Advocate Panna said Minni came to Dhaka for treatment and met him for taking legal advice.

Rifat Sharif, 22, was attacked with sharp weapons near the main gate of Barguna Government College on June 26. Minni appeared to be trying to protect him during the attack.

Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayon Bond, the case’s main accused, was killed in a reported gunfight with law enforcers on July 2.

Police arrested Minni on July 16 in the murder case. She was denied bail several times.

She reportedly confessed to her involvement in the murder before the court on July 19, two days after her arrest. On July 31, she filed a petition with a Barguna court seeking withdrawal of her confessional statement.

On Aug 29, the High Court granted her bail on condition of staying in her father’s custody and refraining from talking to media.

Later, police pressed charges against 24 persons, including Minni, in the murder case on September 1.

Minni was released from jail on Sep 3 after the Appellate Division upheld the High Court bail.