A Tangail court yesterday recorded deposition of a prosecution witness in freedom fighter Faruk Ahmed murder case.
So far, 18 out of total 23 prosecution witnesses gave their statements before the court.
Judge Rashed Kabir of 1st Additional District and Sessions Judge’s Court in Tangail recorded the deposition of the witness, Dr Mozammel Hossain, then medical officer of Tangail General Hospital, said Tanvir Ahmed, court inspector of Tangail.
Defence counsels later cross examined the witness. The case’s main accused Amanur Rahman Khan Rana, former Awami League (AL) lawmaker from Tangail-3 (Ghatail) constituency, and six others, among total 14 accused in the case, were at the dock during the proceedings, Tanvir added.
On January 18, 2013, Tangail AL leader Faruk’s bullet-hit body was found near his College Para residence in the town.
Three days later, Faruk’s wife Nahar Ahmed filed a case with Sadar Police Station, accusing unidentified criminals.
The case, initially investigated by police, was later handed over to Detective Branch of police in Tangail.
Charge sheet in the case was submitted on February 3, 2016. Charges were framed against the accused in September the same year. Three of the 14 accused are in jail while four, including Rana, are currently on bail. Seven others, including three younger brothers of Rana, are still on the run.