FF Faruk murder case: SC upholds ex-MP Rana’s bail

The Appellate Division has upheld the bail order issued by the High Court to former Awami League MP from Tangail-3 (Ghatail) Amanur Rahman Khan Rana in a case filed over the killing of freedom fighter and member of district unit AL Faruk Ahmed.

A four-member bench of the SC, headed led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, passed the order on Monday rejecting an appeal filed by the state.

Advocate Abdul Baset Mazumder and Advocate Ataur Goni stood for Rana and Deputy Attorney General Bishwajit Debnath for the state.

The High Court granted bail to Rana in the case on March 14.

However, on the same day, the SC stayed a High Court order that granted bail to Rana in a case filed over the killing of two Jubo League leaders.

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.

On January 18, 2013, freedom fighter and AL leader Faruk Ahmed was shot dead in front of his residence in the district town.

Later, Faruk’s wife Nahar Ahmed filed a case in this connection.

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