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HC issues rule on bail for Rana

DHAKA, Jan 18, 2017 (BSS) - The High Court (HC) today issued a rule asking the government to explain why the court shall not grant bail to Tangail-3 lawmaker Amanur Rahman Khan Rana, prime accused in the case lodged over murder of his party man and Freedom Fighter Faruk Ahammed.

A High Court division bench comprising Justice Sheikh Abdul Awal and Justice Md Khasruzzaman passed the order, accepting a plea of the defence.

Rana was sent to jail by a trial court as he surrendered before it on September 18, 2016. A Tangail court on September 26 rejected his bail plea.

The controversial lawmaker then filed an appeal with the High Court against that trial court order.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)