HC clears way for trial of ex-Rab man, 6 others
The High Court yesterday cleared the way for a lower court to resume the trial of sacked Rab official Zulfiqar Ali Majumder and six others for their alleged involvement in robbing a shrine of Tk 2.07 crore in Chittagong.
The court lifted its earlier order that had stayed the trial proceedings.
According to a case filed on March 13, 2012, members of the Rapid Action Battalion in plainclothes entered Talsara Darbar Sharif on November 4, 2011 and held hostage pir Ahammed Safa Shah at gunpoint in a room.
They broke open three cupboards and took away the cash kept there.
Four months later, driver of the shrine Idris Ali filed a robbery case with Anwara Police Station, accusing 10 Rab men and two of their informants.
Police in July 2012 submitted a charge sheet against seven of them to a Chittagong court. The charge-sheeted accused included Lt Col (sacked) Zulfiqar Ali Majumder, the then commanding officer of Rab-7, and Flight Lt Shiekh Mahmudul Hasan.
Following a petition filed by Mahmudul Hasan, the HC the same year stayed the case proceedings and issued a rule upon the authorities concerned to explain why the trial should not the quashed.
Yesterday, the HC bench of Justice SM Emdadul Hoque and Justice SM Mozibur Rahman rejected the petition after the petitioner's lawyer Zainul Abedin told the court that his client would not run it, as there was no ground for running the petition, plaintiff's lawyer Tajul Islam told The Daily Star.