Judicial

Cancellation of Minni’s bail: Court seeks investigation report within a week

A court here on Sunday sought an investigation report within seven days following a plea seeking cancellation of Aysha Siddika Minni's bail in a case filed over the murder of her husband Rifat Sharif.

Barguna District and Sessions Judge Court Judge Md Asaduzzaman passed the order after hearing a plea seeking cancellation of Minni's bail.

The state filed a petition on January 8 seeking cancellation of her bail alleging that Minni had threatened two witnesses in the case, Minni's lawyer Mahbubul Bari Aslam said.

The court issued a showcause notice after the bail cancellation plea was filed.

On January 15, Minni responded to the show cause notice while the court deferred the hearing of the plea to February 2.

Earlier, Minni and nine other accused were indicted in the case on January 1, and 14 juvenile ones on January 8.

Rifat, 22, was attacked with sharp weapons near the main gate of Barguna Government College on June 26 last while his wife Minni appeared to be trying to protect him from the attackers.

Twenty-four people were accused in the murder case filed by Rifat's father. The young man's wife, Minni, initially named as a witness, was later arrested on July 16, 2019, and made an accused in the case.

The main accused, Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayon Bond, was killed in a reported gunfight with law enforcers on July 2, 2019.

The High Court on August 29, last year granted bail to Minni on condition that she would remain in her father's custody and refrain from talking to the media.

Source: United News of Bangladesh