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21 August, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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Rifat murder

HC dissatisfied over Barguna SP briefing

STAFF REPORTER, Dhaka

After expressing dissatisfaction over the death of an accused in police custody and producing of arrestees in front of the media before their trial, the High Court yesterday (Tuesday) issued a rule asking the government to explain within a week why Aysha Siddika Minni should not be granted bail in a case filed over the murder of her husband, Rifat Sharif. The court also summoned the investigation officer of the case to appear before it, along with the case documents, on August 28.

“As per the Appellate Division verdict, if a woman dies in the custody of her husband, the husband has to explain the murder. If an accused dies in police custody, who will explain the matter,” an HC bench, comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman, said while hearing a bail petition filed by Minni.

It also asked the Superintendent of Police (SP) of Barguna to explain within a week why he held a press conference on July 18, saying that Minni was involved in the killing of Rifat Sharif before the investigation was completed, and even before recording her confessional statement.

The HC bench fixed August 28 for the rule. On Sunday, Minni

filed the petition before the HC seeking bail in the case. The HC bench on Monday heard initial arguments from both parties and asked the lawyers of Minni to submit a supplementary petition by today, along with the statement of the Barguna SP that was published in newspapers after his press briefing on the arrest of Minni, and some other documents.

During yesterday’s hearing, Minni’s lawyer, advocate AM Aminuddin, prayed to the HC to grant bail to his client on any condition as “she is a 19-yr-old woman and she will not leave the country if she is granted bail”. On the other hand, deputy attorney general Md Sarwar Hussain Bappi opposed the bail petition saying that Minni and four other accused had made “confessional” statements before the magistrate and, therefore, could not be granted bail. Advocate ZI Khan Panna, another counsel for Minni, told the court that the police violated relevant laws by arresting Minni after taking her to the Barguna police line. A Barguna court had rejected Minni’s bail petition twice, on July 22 and 30. Minni then moved the HC for bail.

The police arrested Minni on July 16 after a day-long interrogation and produced her in the court for remand the following day. No lawyer represented Minni during the remand hearing in the court. Rifat Sharif, a 25-year-old Internet service provider, was hacked by a group of youths. In a video footage of the incident that went viral in the social media, Minni was seen screaming and trying in vain to save her husband from the assailants. The victim’s father filed a murder case with Barguna Sadar police station against 12 people on the same day.

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