Sirajganj Journalist Shimul murder: Supreme Court clears way for trial
12:58 PM, September 19, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:31 PM, September 19, 2019

Journo Shimul murder: SC clears way for trial

The Supreme Court today cleared the way for the trial court concerned to resume the trial proceedings of journalist Abdul Hakim Shimul murder case in Sirajganj.

Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court Justice Hasan Foez Siddique stayed a High Court order that halted the trial proceedings of the case.

The apex court chamber judge passed the order following a petition filed by the government seeking stay on the HC order.

Justice Hasan Foez also sent the government petition to the full bench of the apex court for its hearing on October 14.

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam told reporters there is no legal bar for the lower court concerned to resume the trial proceedings of Shimul murder case.

Shimul, Shahzadpur correspondent of Daily Samakal, was hit when Halimul Haque Miru, the suspended mayor of Shahzadpur municipality in Sirajganj, allegedly opened fire during a factional clash of ruling Awami League on February 2, 2017. He died the next day.

The following day Shimul’s wife Nurunnahar filed a murder case with Shahzadpur Police Station against Miru, his two brothers, and 15 others.

Following a petition filed by the accused, the HC on August 29 this year stayed the trial proceedings of the case.

The government recently filed a petition with the SC seeking stay on the HC order.

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