The High Court on Thursday rejected bail petition of former Tangail municipality mayor Sahidur Rahman Khan Mukti in a case filed over the murder of freedom fighter and Awami League leader Faruq Ahmed.
The HC bench of Justices Sahidul Karim and Fatema Najib passed the order during a hearing on a rule in this regard.
Deputy Attorney General Bashir Ahmed represented the state while advocate SM Shahzahan appeared for the accused during the hearing.
On February 10, Tangail Additional District Session Court-1 Jusdge Masud Parvez granted bail to Mukti in this case.
Later in February 28, when the same court scrapped his interim bail, Mukti moved High Court seeking bail.
On, April 27, the HC bench of Justice Sheikh Hasan Arif and KM Zahid Sarwar Kajol granted Mukti bail in the case.
On April 28, the Appellate Division stayed the bail granted by High Court upon a petition filed by the state side.
On January 18, 2013, Faruq Ahmed’s bullet-wounded body was recovered from near his house in Tangail.
A murder case was filed against anonymous people at Tangail sadar police station following a complaint received from Faruq’s wife Nahar Ahmed.
In 2014, Detective Branch (DB) of police arrested Anisul Islam Raja and Mohammad Ali in connection with the murder. The two revealed the involvement of then parliament member of Tangail-3 constituency Amanur Rahman Khan Rana, his three brothers, then Tangail municipality mayor Sahidur Rahman Khan Mukti, Zahidur Rahman Khan Kakan, and then central committee Vice-President of Bangladesh Chhatra League Saniyat Khan Bappa.
In February, 2016, DB police submitted a charge sheet against 14 people including MP Amanur Rahman Khan and his three brothers.
In September 2016, Amanur Rahman surrendered and he was granted bail after three years of imprisonment.
On December 2, 2020, after remaining absconding for six years Sahidur Rahman Khan Mukti surrendered before court and sought bail which was rejected.
Their two other accused brothers in this case have remained absconding.