The Supreme Court today extended for two weeks its earlier stay order on bail of BNP leader Mahtab Uddin Minar in Feni’s Fulgazi upazila chairman Ekramul Haque murder case.
The apex court also directed authorities at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University to form a board to examine Minar’s health condition and report by two weeks as the accused is referred to the hospital from Birdem.
A four-member bench of the appellate division headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha passed the order following a petition filed by the government.
The HC on March 16 this year granted bail to him for six weeks in this case. Minar is now undergoing treatment at Birdem hospital in Dhaka city.
The chamber judge of the appellate division on Sunday (March 20) stayed the HC’s bail order following the government’s stay petition challenging the HC order that granted bail to Minar in this case.
The chamber judge also sent the stay petition to the full bench of the appellate division for its hearing today.
Ekram, 45, also the president of Awami League upazila unit, was shot and burnt to death in his car in Feni town's Academy area on May 20, 2014.