The High Court has rejected two separate bail petitions filed by Kamal Uddin alias Haji Kamal, suspected leader of a human trafficking gang, in two cases filed over the killing of 26 Bangladeshis in Libya on May 28.
The bench of Justice Jahangir Hossain Selim and Justice Md Badruzzaman passed the rejection order yesterday, considering that Haji Kamal's bail petitions were not moved properly before it, Deputy Attorney General Dr Md Bashir Ullah told The Daily Star today.
He said Kamal was shown arrested on June 30 this year in the two cases filed over the killing of 26 Bangladeshis in Libya.
DAG Bashir Ullah said accused Kamal recently filed the bail petition with the HC through his lawyer.
One of the cases was filed on June 2 with Paltan Police Station against 38 named and 35 unnamed people for their alleged involvement with trafficking a number of people to Libya, including the 26 who were killed on May 28.
The other case was filed on June 5 with the same police station against 36 including Kamal and 30 unnamed persons over same offences.
A Rab team arrested him from the capital's Shahjadpur on June 2. Lt Col Rakibul Hasan, commanding officer of Rab-3, on that day said Kamal has trafficked more than 400 people to Libya over the last decade.
Lawyer Golam Kibria appeared for Kamal during the virtual hearing on his bail petition yesterday.