The Appellate Division on Tuesday extended its previous order staying a High Court order that had granted bail to former Awami League MP from Tangail-3 (Ghatail) Amanur Rahman Khan Rana in a case filed over the killing of freedom fighter and AL leader Faruk Ahmed.
The four-member Appellate Division bench, headed by chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, passed the order disposing of a petition filed by the state challenging the bail order, reports UNB.
Lawyer Abdul Baset Majumdar stood for Rana while attorney general Mahbubey Alam and deputy attorney general Md Bashir Ullah represented the state.
On 25 March, the chamber judge of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court stayed the bail order until 31 March, sending the petition filed by the state to full-bench of the Appellate Division.
On 14 March, the High Court granted bail to the former MP in the case.
Rana surrendered to the Tangail additional district and session's judge court on 18 September 2016 ending his 22-month fugitive run in the freedom fighter murder case.
On 18 January 2013, Awami League leader Faruk was shot dead in front of his residence in the district town of Tangail.