HC recalls bail to AL leader accused of raping in Subarnachar

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Mar 24,2019 | Updated: 01:05, Mar 24,2019

 
 

Subarnachar former Awami League leader Ruhul Amin. — Focusbangla file photo

The High Court Division on Saturday withdrew bail earlier granted to Noakhali’s Subarnachar upazila Awami League leader Ruhul Amin accused of ordering his eight accomplices to rape a 35-year mother as she had voted for ‘Paddy Sheaf ’ in the December 30 general election.
On March 18, a vacation bench of Justice Mamnoon Rahman and Justice SM Kuddus Zaman granted one year’s ad interim bail to Ruhul Amin after hearing his bail application which had suppressed the information that he was the abettor of the raping.
His bail application was moved in the HC by lawyer Ashek-E-Rasul.
High Court Division’s special officer Mohammad Saifur Rahman told reporters in short SMS that Ruhul Amin’s bail had been recalled.
The matter await hearing on March 25, for possible further action against Ruhul Amin.
Later, deputy attorney general Biswojit Roy told reporters that Ruhul Amin’s lawyer Ashek-E-Rasul was absent at Saturday’s hearing in the chamber of vacation bench.
Ashek’s mobile phone was switched off, he added.
The whole nation is very angry and concerned over the raping at Subarnachar by a group of perpetrators, attorney general Mahbubey Alam told reporters later.
The nation was shocked and surprised over accused Ruhul Amin securing bail, said the attorney general.
DAG Biswojit Roy told New Age that the government had appealed against Ruhul Amin securing bail three days after he got it.
On January 2, Ruhul Amin was arrested on the basis confessional statements made by the other accused arrested earlier that it was Ruhul Amin who had ordered them to rape the mother of four.

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