Supreme Court asks to produce MP Rana before lower court


The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has directed the authorities concerned to ensure the appearance of the Awami League lawmaker from Tangail-3 constituency Amanur Rahman Khan Rana at the lower court during the hearing on Awami League leader Faruk Ahmed murder case, UNB reports.

A three-member Appellate Division bench, headed by Chief Justice SK Sinha on Wednesday passed the directive in response to an appeal filed by the state to ensure the appearance of MP Rana in the lower court’s hearing date.

Attorney general Mahbubey Alam filed the plea during the hearing of an appeal lodged by the counsel of MP Rana seeking correction of the SC order that extended its stay for four months on a HC order that granted bail to the MP in the murder case.

The Appellate Division kept the hearing on the correction plea stand over till October 15.

AG Mahbubey Alam stood on behalf of the state while Barrister Rokan Uddin Mahmud argued for MP Rana.

On May 8, the Appellate Division extended its stay for four months on a HC order that granted bail to the MP Rana in Faruk Ahmed, also a freedom fighter, murder case.

The apex court also directed the concerned lower court to dispose the case within six months.

On April 13, an HC bench granted bail to MP Rana in the case.

However on April 18, a Chamber Justice of the SC stayed the High Court order till May 8.

Faruk Ahmed, a senior AL leader and a freedom fighter, was shot dead in the district town of Tangail on January 18, 2013.

Rana is a charge-sheeted accused in the case.

When Rana appeared before Tangail Additional District and Session’s Judge Court ending his 22-month fugitive run on September 18 last, the court sent him to jail.

In February 2016, detectives pressed charges against 14 people, including the ruling party MP and his three brothers, in the Faruk murder case.