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Rifat murder: HC show-causes Barguna SP, summons IO

  • Published at 03:28 pm August 20th, 2019
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File photo: Slain Rifat Sharif's wife Ayesha Siddiqua Minni, wearing black headscarf, being escorted to court in Barguna on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

The HC bench also issued a rule asking why Minni should not be granted bail within a week

The High Court has show-caused Barguna Superintendent of Police Maruf Hossain to explain why he briefed the media on the involvement of Ayesha Siddiqua Minni before recording her confessional statement in the Rifat murder case.

The High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman on Tuesday also asked SP Maruf to place his explanation through the Attorney General’s Office by August 28.

The court also summoned Barguna Sadar Police Station Inspector Humayun Kabir, also the investigation officer of the case, to inform the court on the progress of the case by August 28. 


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At the same time, the HC bench also issued a rule asking why Minni should not be granted bail within a week.

Lawyer Z I Khan Panna and his team represented Minni, while Deputy Attorney General Md Sarwar Hossain represented the state.

On August 18, Ayesha Siddiqua Minni, filed a bail petition with the High Court but the court refused to grant her bail.