Awami League lawmaker Amanur Rahman Khan Rana and his three brothers were involved in the killing of Tangail AL leader and freedom fighter Faruk Ahmed three years ago, police said yesterday in the charge sheet.
The investigating officer of the Faruk murder case, Mahfeej Rehman Ghulam of Tangail Detective Branch of police, pressed charges against 14 people, including the four, at the Judicial Magistrate's Court.
Amanur is AL lawmaker from Tangail-3. His three brothers are Shahidur Rahman Khan Mukti, former mayor of Tangail municipality, Jahidur Rahman Khan Kakon, former president of Tangail Chamber of Commerce, and Saniyat Khan Bappa, former vice president of Bangladesh Chhatra League.
All the four have been absconding for more than a year after police mentioned their names as suspects in the murder case.
The other 10 accused are their accomplices, and they played various roles in the murder, said police.
They are Amanur's close aides Kabir Hossain, Samir and Farid Ahmed, his brothers' bodyguards Anisur Rahman Raja and Mohammad Ali, security guard Babu, Jubo League leader Alamgir Hossain, Nasir Uddin, Sanowar Hossain and ex-municipality commissioner Masudur Rahman.
Of them, four including Anisur and Ali are in jail, and the rest are on the run, said police.
In 2012, freedom fighter Faruk, the then publicity secretary of Tangail district AL unit, decided to contest for the post of Tangail AL general secretary.
But Amanur and his family were against it as his brother Shahidur was making preparations to run for the same post, according to the charge sheet.
Amanur tried to persuade Faruk to quit the race but failed. The MP and his brothers then ordered their accomplices to kill him, it said.
Faruk was shot dead on January 18 night in 2013.
Three days after the killing, Faruk's wife Nahar Ahmed filed a case with Tangail Model Police Station against unidentified criminals.
Police initially investigated the case, which was later shifted to Tangail DB police.
Law enforcers arrested Anisur in March 2014. During interrogation, he disclosed the names of Amanur and his three brothers.