The Supreme Court today stayed till July 1 a High Court order that granted bail to Amanur Rahman Khan Rana, former Awami League lawmaker from Tangail-3, in a murder case.
The Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division of the SC Justice Md Nuruzzaman passed the order following a government petition seeking a stay on the HC order.
The Chamber Judge also sent the government plea to the full bench of the apex court for its hearing.
Following the SC order Rana cannot get released from jail until its further order, Deputy Attorney General Dr Md Bashir Ullah told The Daily Star.
Attorney General Mahbubey Alam moved the government petition while Advocate Munsurul Hoque Chowdhury and Advocate Rusho Mostofa appeared for Amanur Rahman.
Citing the government petition, the DAG said, three accused of the case made confessional statements about Rana’s involvement with the murder of Jubo League activists--Shamim and Mamun in 2012.
Rana was charge sheeted in the case, he said adding that the charge sheet was not placed before the High Court during hearing of his bail petition.
The High Court yesterday granted permanent bail to Rana in the murder case, clearing the way for his release from jail.
The court gave Amanur bail on the grounds that the case has been under investigation for six years, he has been in prison for a long time and other accused of the case have secured bail from the court, he said.
Shamim and Mamun were killed on the orders of Amanur and his brother Jahidur Rahman Khan Kakon in Tangail in July 2012, said Ashoke Kumar Sinha, investigation officer of the case.