The High Court has dismissed the ruling on the release of bail for former mayor Sahidur Rahman Khan, accused in the murder case of freedom fighter Farooq Ahmed in Tangail.
The High Court bench of Justice Sahidul Karim and Justice Fatema Najib passed the verdict on Thursday (September 1).
Deputy Attorney General Bashir Ahmed heard for the state in the court. And lawyer SM Shahjahan heard for the release of Sahidur Rahman Khan.
Deputy Attorney General Bashir Ahmed said, this accused was on the run for six years. And the trial of the case is almost at the end stage. Taking into consideration these two issues and some other issues, the court dismissed the ruling on his bail question.
On January 18, 2013, the bullet-ridden body of Tangail district Awami League member Farooq Ahmed was recovered from his Collegepara residence. Three days after this incident, his wife Nahar Ahmed filed a murder case at Tangail Sadar police station accusing unknown persons as the plaintiff.
Detective police arrested two people named Anisul Islam and Mohammad Ali in August 2014 on suspicion of being involved in this murder. In their confession in the court, the involvement of the then Member of Parliament Amanur Rahman Khan, his three brothers, the then Mayor of Tangail Municipality Sahidur Rahman Khan, business leader Zahidur Rahman Khan and the then Central Vice President of Chhatra League Saniat Khan came up. After that the accused went into hiding.
Mukti surrendered in the court of First Additional District and Sessions Judge of Tangail on December 2, 2020 after being on the run for six years after being accused.
On February 11 this year, Tangail Additional District and Sessions Judge Court Judge Masood Parvez granted bail till February 28 subject to ‘physical and humanitarian considerations’. His interim bail was canceled later that day. After that, he sought bail in the High Court and on April 27, the court issued a rule granting him interim bail for six months. Why will he not be granted regular bail, Rule asked. But when the state applied to the chamber court for suspension of bail, the release bail was suspended the next day. And the state party’s application was sent to the regular bench of appeal by the judge of the chamber court.
Later, the Appellate Division upheld the suspension of bail and ordered the High Court to quickly dispose of the rule. After hearing the rule in that sequence, the High Court rejected it.