Tangail AL leader Faruk murder: MP Rana sent to jail

Tangail AL leader Faruk murder: MP Rana sent to jail

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Dhaka – A court in Tangail on Sunday sent MP Amanur Rahman Rana to jail rejecting his bail prayer in the Awami League leader Faruk Ahmed murder case, UNB new agency reported.Additional District and Session’s Judge Abul Mansur Miah passed the order when Rana, AL lawmaker from Tangail-3 constituency, surrendered before his court around 9:30am seeking bail.
More than a dozen lawyers, including Advocate Abdul Baki Mia and Faikuzzaman Nazib, moved for Rana while Additional Public Prosecutor Monirul Islam Khan defended the state.
On April 6, a court issued a warrant for the arrest of the 10 accused in the Awami League leader Faruk murder case after accepting the charge sheet submitted on February 3 last by Inspector Golam Mahfizur Rahman.
Of the 14 charge-sheeted accused, five, including Rana, are now behind the bars while the rest nine are now on the run.
Those absconding include Rana’s brothers Sahidur Rahman Khan Mukti, former mayor of Tangail municipality, and Jahidur Rahman Khan Kakon, a business leader of Tangail, and Saniyat Khan Bappa, former vice-president of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL).
Among the arrestees, Aminul Islam Raja and Mohammad Ali made their confessional statements to law enforcers.
Faruk Ahmed, an AL senior leader and also a freedom fighter, was gunned down in the district town on January 18, 2013.

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