Rifat Sharif’s wife Minni files plea seeking HC bail

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Aysha Siddika MinniAysha Siddika Minni, wife of slain Rifat Sharif, filed a petition with the High Court on Monday seeking bail in a case filed over the killing of her husband.
An HC bench of Justice Sheikh Md Zakir Hossain and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman fixed Tuesday (tomorrow) for hearing on the petition.

Mozammel Hossain, father of Minni, filed the petition with the HC bench concerned in the morning, reports news agency UNB.

Four lawyers including ZI Khan Panna and Ainun Nahar Siddiqua stood for the petitioner while deputy attorney general Rezaul Karim represented the state.

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

Police have so far arrested 16 people over the murder. Besides, main accused Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayon Bond was killed in a reported gunfight with law enforcers on 2 July.

Police arrested Minni on 16 July over the murder of her husband and was denied bail several times. She reportedly confessed to her involvement in the murder before the court on 19 July, two days after her arrest.

On 31 July, Minni filed a petition with a Barguna court seeking withdrawal of her confessional statement over the murder.

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