A Tangail court on Monday ordered confiscation of assets of 10 fugitive accused, including Awami League lawmaker Amanur Rahman Khan Rana and his three brothers, in a case filed for killing Tangail AL leader and freedom fighter Faruk Ahmed.
Senior Judicial Magistrate in Tangail Golam Kibria passed the order as the accused did not appear before the court. They were also summoned to appear before the court by June 16, court sources said.
The 14 accused in the case are Amanur, AL lawmaker from Tangail-3 (Ghatail), his three brothers Shahidur Rahman Khan Mukti, former mayor of Tangail municipality; Jahidur Rahman Khan Kakon, and Saniyat Khan Bappa, former Chhatra League leader; Amanur's aides Kabir Hossain, Babu Miah, Anisul Islam Raja, Mohammad Ali, Farid Miah and Samir Hossain, and former Jubo League leaders Alamgir Hossain Chan, Nasir Uddin Nuru, Sanwar Hossain, and Masudur Rahman, a former commissioner of Tangail Sadar municipality.
Of them, Anisul, Ali, Samir and Farid are now in jail.
On April 6, the Senior Judicial Magistrate's Court in Tangail issued arrest warrants for the 10 fugitives.
Judge Aminul Islam passed the order after accepting a charge sheet against the 14 accused.
The police stations concerned had received copies of the court order, The Daily Star learnt.
Amanur last attended parliament on July 5 last year.
Faruk, a freedom fighter, was shot dead on the night of January 18, 2013. Police submitted the charge sheet on February 3 this year.
According to the charge sheet, Faruk decided to contest the post of Tangail AL general secretary in 2012 when he was a member of the unit.
Amanur and his family were against it as his younger brother Shahidur was preparing to run for election to the post.
Amanur tried to persuade Faruk into quitting the race but failed. The MP and his brothers then ordered their accomplices to kill him, police said in the charge sheet.
Three days after the killing, Faruk's wife Nahar Ahmed filed a case with Tangail Model Police Station against unidentified criminals. Police initially investigated the case that was later shifted to the Detective Branch of police.
Law enforcers arrested Anisul and Ali in March 2014. During their interrogation, they named Amanur and his three brothers among those involved in the murder.
Former president and general secretary of Tangail district unit Chhatra League, Faruk was involved with the publication of “Ranagan”, a newspaper published from Muktanchal during the Liberation War in 1971.