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12:00 AM, March 01, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, March 01, 2019

Faruk Murder Case: Next hearing of witnesses April 4

Prime accused Rana falls sick after yesterday's hearing, hospitalised

A court here yesterday set April 4 for next hearing of the witnesses in freedom fighter Faruk Ahmed murder case.

Maksuda Khanom, judge of First Additional District and Sessions Judge's Court, passed the order.

Seven out of 14 accused in the case, including main accused Amanur Rahman Khan Rana, former Awami League (AL) lawmaker from Tangail-3 (Ghatail) constituency, were in the dock at the time, said Monirul Islam, additional public prosecutor of the court.

Earlier, one more prosecution witness of the case--Nazmul Huda Nobin, former president of Tangail district unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League-- gave his statement to the court.

Rana's lawyers conducted their cross examination, said Monirul.

With him, 14 out of total 23 prosecution witnesses of the case gave their statements to the court so far, he added.

Meanwhile, Rana fell sick after the hearing and he was taken to Tangail General Hospital, said Anwarul Islam, court inspector.  

The former lawmaker was admitted to the hospital due to different illness including high blood pressure and chest pain, said Narayan Chandra Saha, superintendent of the hospital.  

The bullet-hit body of Faruk, also a district AL leader, was found near his College Para house in the town on January 18, 2013.

Three days after the incident, Faruk's wife Nahar Ahmed filed a case with Sadar Police Station accusing unidentified criminals.

Police initially investigated the case, which was later shifted to Tangail DB police.

A charge sheet in the case was submitted on February 3 in 2016. Charges were framed against the accused in September the same year.

Four out of the 14 accused, including Rana, are in jail while three are on bail. Seven others, including three younger brothers of Rana, are still on the run.

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