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12:00 AM, February 28, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:11 AM, February 28, 2019

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No bar to resume trial of Jonny murder case: HC

The High Court (HC) yesterday cleared the way for the lower court concerned to resume the trial against all accused including two suspended police officers in connection with Ishtiaq Ahmed Jonny murder case filed in February 2014.

The suspended police officers are then Assistant Sub-inspectors (ASI) of Pallabi Police Station Md Kamruzzaman Minto and Rashedul Hassan.

The bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman also ordered the trial court to finish the proceedings within 180 days, as mentioned in Torture and Custodial Death (Prevention) Act, 2013.

The bench also rejected a petition filed by the accused Kamruzzaman and Rashedul seeking cancellation of proceedings against them.

According to the case statement, in February 2014, Jonny, his brother Imtiaz Hassan Rocky and three others were detained at Irani camp in Pallabi by a team of Pallabi police, led by SI Jahidur Rahman Khan. Jonny, 28, was allegedly tortured to death in police custody.

His brother Rocky filed a murder case against nine persons, including SI Jahidur on August 7, 2014.

Meanwhile, a metropolitan magistrate conducted judicial inquiry and found Jahidur and four others' involvement in Jonny's death.  

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