POST TIME: 19 August, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Minni seeks bail again in Rifat murder

Minni seeks bail again in Rifat murder

Aysha Siddika Minni once again filed a petition with the High Court seeking bail in a case filed over the murder of her husband Rifat Sharif, who was brutally killed in Barguna in broad daylight on June 26. Advocate Z I Khan Panna, one of the counsels for Minni, said, “The petition has been placed with the HC Bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman. The petition may be listed in the cause-list of Monday (today) for hearing.”

Earlier, on August 8, the HC Bench of Justice Sheikh Md Zakir Hossain and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman, a vacation HC Bench, denied bail to Aysha Siddika Minni in the case. The bench said this court will only issue a rule in this regard, but it will not grant her bail at this stage of the case upon which Minni’s lawyers took back her bail petition. Earlier, a Barguna court rejected Minni’s bail petition twice on July 22 and 30 respectively. After being rejected in the trial court, Minni submitted the petition with the HC through her lawyers on August 5.

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 indiscriminately hacked by a group of youths there.

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.