Banani double rape: Shafat’s driver Billal gets bail
A Dhaka court has granted bail to one of the five accused in the sensational Banani double rape case.
Judge Md Shafiul Azam of the Second Special Tribunal for Prevention of Women and Children Repression in Dhaka yesterday granted the bail to Billal Hossain, driver of Shafat Ahmed, prime accused in the case and son of Apan Jewellers’ owner Dildar Ahmed.
Earlier in January, Shafat’s body guard Rahmat Ali was granted bail.
The key accused in the case -- Shafat Ahmed, Nayem Ashraf, and Shadman Sakif -- are now in jail.
Meanwhile, the court has so far completed cross examination of one of the complainers’ statement.
On May 6, a university student filed the case with Banani Police Station accusing Shafat, Sakif and three others bringing allegation of rape against them.
According to the case statement, two youth including Shafat raped the plaintiff and another university girl on March 28 at a birthday party at The Raintree Dhaka at Banani while three others assisted them.