Mayor Miru denied bail again
The High Court yesterday denied bail to Shahjadpur municipality mayor Halimul Haque Miru in the journalist Abdul Hakim Shimul murder case.
An HC bench comprising Justice Quamrul Islam Siddique and Justice Zafar Ahmed passed the order after hearing his bail petition.
Deputy Attorney General Dr M Bashirullah said the court placed an objection over the bail petition of Miru. Following the court's objection, Miru's counsel SM Rezaul Karim made a request to the court to remove the case from the cause list so that he can place the case to another court for hearing.
Earlier on May 15, the HC denied bail to Miru in the murder case.
The court, however, issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain as to why Miru should not be granted bail in the case.
Shimul, Shahjadpur upazila correspondent of daily Samakal, sustained bullet injuries during a clash between activists of two associate bodies of Awami League in Shahjadpur of Siraganj on February 2. He later died on the way to Dhaka on February 3.
On May 2, police pressed charges against 38 people, including Miru and his brother Habibul Haque Mintu, in the case.
Of the charge sheeted accused, 18 are FIR-named ones while the names of others were included after scrutinising video footage of the incident.
Of the accused, 14 are now behind the bars.