Minar gets HC bail in Ekram murder case
The High Court today granted bail for six months to Mahtab Uddin Chowdhury Minar, the prime accused in Phulgazi upazila chairman Ekramul Haque killing case, clearing the way for his walk out of jail.
Ekramul, 45, former president of the upazila Awami League (AL) unit, was shot and burnt to death in his car in Feni town's Academy area on May 20, 2014.
The HC bench of Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice Razik-Al-Jalil passed the order after hearing a petition filed by Mahtab, a local BNP leader, seeking bail in the case.
Minar’s lawyer Advocate Munsurul Hoque Chowdhury told The Daily Star that the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) on March 19 had directed the lower court concerned in Feni to finish the trial proceedings of Ekramul killing case in six months.
The HC granted bail to Minar in the light of the SC order, Lawyer Munsurul said adding that there is no legal bar to the local BNP leader to get released from Feni jail following the HC order of bail.
Rezaul Haque Jashim, the victim's brother, filed the murder case the same day with Feni Police Station, accusing Minar and 30 to 35 unidentified people.