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12:00 AM, June 21, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:20 AM, June 21, 2019

FF Faruk Murder Case

Next hearing of witnesses July 4

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

Rashed Kabir, judge of First Additional District and Sessions Judge’s Court in Tangail, 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 Tanvir Ahmed, court inspector in Tangail.

Earlier, two more prosecution witness of the case -- Md Ashraf Ali, the then resident medical officer of Tangail General Hospital, and Abdul Awal, a shopkeeper in the town, gave their statements to the court, he said.

Later, the defense lawyers, including the lawyer of Rana, conducted their cross examination.

With them, sixteen out of a total 23 prosecution witnesses of the case gave their statements to the court so far, the court inspector added.

After hearing, the accused, including Rana, was taken to Tangail District Jail.

Earlier, Rana was produced before the court at 11:30am.

He was taken to Tangail District Jail from Kasimpur Central Jail on Wednesday, sources said.

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.

After three days, 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 the Detective Branch in Tangail.

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 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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