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HC grants bail to 2 children arrested over murder

DHAKA, Jan 29, 2017 (BSS) - The High Court today granted bail to two children arrested in the case lodged over murder of their playmate.

A High Court division bench comprising Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice Mohammad Ullah passed the order granting them bail till disposal of the case. The court also said the police went against the relevant law by detaining the two children without determining their age.

The High Court on January 15 had asked Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) commissioner to produce two children before the court today.

On November 29, 2016, the court issued a rule asking police to explain why arresting the kids shall not be deemed contrary to sections 13, 14, 44, 45, 47 and 52 of Children Act.

The court had also asked the police to determine the age of the two kids.

According to the petition, the kids, both below nine, were arrested on October 12, 2016, in a case filed over murder of their playmate Uzzal.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)