The High Court has granted a one year bail to former Awami League leader Ruhul Amin who allegedly ordered the rape of a woman in Subarnachar on December 30.
A bench of Justice Mamnoon Rahaman and Justice SM Kuddus Zaman on Monday passed the bail order after hearing Ruhul's bail petition, Deputy Attorney General Biswojit Roy said yesterday.
On December 30 last year, the mother of four was gang-raped allegedly by 10 to 12 Awami League leaders for casting ballot for “sheaf of paddy”, electoral symbol of the BNP, according to the victim.
The victim's husband filed a case accusing nine with Charjabbar Police Station under Women and Children Repression Prevention Act. Ruhul, however, was not made an accused in it. Police held Ruhul four days after the incident.
The husband, however, claimed to the National Human Rights Commission that the First Information Report of the criminal case was not written by him as he is illiterate and his complaint was altered by those who wrote it for him.
According to Biswojit, the court granted bail on the ground that Ruhul's name was not mentioned in the case that was filed by the victim's husband on December 31.
The government has already initiated a process to move and appeal before the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court challenging the HC order.
Advocate Ashek-E-Rasul appeared for Ruhul Amin, who was the publicity affairs secretary of Subarnachar Awami League. But the party expelled him following his alleged involvement in the rape. He was also a former member of Char Jubilee Union Parishad.