MP Liton arrested over school boy schooting

MP Liton arrested over school boy schooting

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Police detectives in Dhaka have arrested Gaibandha-1 MP Manjurul Islam Liton, accused of shooting a nine-year-old schoolboy in his own constituency.The Awami League lawmaker was nabbed from Uttara around 10pm on Wednesday, Dhaka Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner Muntasirul Islam told greenwatchbd.com.His arrest comes after the Supreme Court earlier in the day stayed a High Court order directing Liton to surrender in a trial court by Oct 18.Deputy Attorney General Ekramul Huq Tutul had said that the order had lifted the legal bar on arresting the lawmaker.Liton is also facing charges of looting and vandalism in another case.Both cases were filed at Gaibandha’s Sundarganj Police Station after the incident on Oct 2.Liton had not been seen in public after the shooting incident until he surfaced on Monday at the High Court for the hearing of his petitions seeking anticipatory bail.The court turned down the pleas and ordered him to surrender before the court of Gaibandha’s Chief Judicial Magistrate.

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