The Supreme Court today upheld its chamber judge’s order that stayed a HC verdict that granted bail to Awami League lawmaker Amanur Rahman Khan Rana in a case filed for killing two Jubo League activists in 2012.
A four-member bench of the Appellate Division lead by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order after disposing of a petition filed by the state seeking stay on the HC’s bail order.
Deputy Attorney General Dr MH Bashur Ullah told The Daily Star that Rana cannot get released from jail on bail following the apex court order.
Following a bail petition filed by Rana, The HC on March 6 granted him bail in the case. Later on, the SC chamber judge stayed the HC order and sent the stay petition filed by the state to the full bench of the Appellate Division for its hearing.
Jubo League activists Shamim and Mamun were hacked to death at the directive of Rana and his brother Kakon at his office in Biswas Betka area in Tangail town on July 16, 2012 and threw their bodies into the Jhinai river, according to Ashoke Kumar Sinha, investigation officer (IO) of the murder case.
Mamun's father Abdul Aziz filed a case with a court in Tangail on July 9 in 2013 accusing 13 people including Jubo League activist Atikur Rahman Morshed.
Rana was shown arrested in the case on May 9, 2018.