SC extends stay on bail of accused
The Supreme Court yesterday extended its earlier order that stayed the bail of an accused in Tanwir Muhammed Taqi murder case.
A five-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Muzammel Hossain gave the order.
On June 24, the High Court granted an ad-interim bail to Saleh Rahman alias Simanta for six months and issued a rule upon the government to explain why the accused should not be granted regular bail.
The chamber judge of the SC on July 1 stayed the HC order for two weeks following a petition filed by the government seeking a stay on the HC's order.
Now the stay order will continue till the disposal of the HC rule, Deputy Attorney General Md Suhrawardy told The Daily Star yesterday.
Simanta, son of Bazlur Rahman alias Hazi Ripon, is a Jatiya Party leader of Chasara in Narayanganj.
Toki, an A-level graduate and son of former president of Narayanganj Sangskritik Jote Rafiur Rabbi, was found dead on the bank of the Shitalakkhya on March 8 last year, two days after he went missing.