Staff Correspondent: The High Court (HC) has issued a rule asking the government to explain why Aysha Siddika Minni should not be granted bail in the case filed over the murder of Rifat Sharif in Barguna.
At the same time, the court summoned the investigation officer (IO) of the case.
The court also asked Barguna police super (SP) to explain the press conference held over Minni’s confessional statement in Rifat murder case.
The next hearing in the case will be held on August 28.
The HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman came up with the order at 3:00pm on Tuesday.
A group of lawyers headed by ZI Khan Panna stood for Minni.
The group of lawyers include Aynunnahar Lipi, Makkia Fatema Islam, Mahrin Masud Bhuiyan, Ayesha Akhter, Rona Nahrin, Rohani Faruk Khan, Jamiul Haq Foysal, Debajit Debnath, Nazmus Sakib and some other young lawyers.
On Sunday, a bail petition was placed before the HC bench in a case filed over the murder of Minni’s husband Rifat Sharif.
Minni’s lawyer ZI Khan Panna placed the bail petition.
On August 8, the HC bench of Justice Sheikh Md Zakir Hossain and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman denied to grant bail to Minni in the case filed over the murder of her husband.
Prior to this, a Barguna court rejected the petition seeking bail for Minni, the prime witness in the murder case.
Mentionable, some miscreants attacked Rifat Sharif (25) with sharp weapon in broad daylight in front of Barguna Government College on June 26 while her wife was desperately trying to save him.
The entire incident was captured possibly on a mobile phone and footage of the incident went viral on social media.
Immediately after the attack, locals took Rifat to Barishal Sher-E-Bangla Medical College Hospital (BSMCH). Later, he was pronounced dead.
Following the death, victim's father Abdul Halim Dulal Sharif filed a murder case accusing 12 people on June 27.
Rifat was the only son of Abdul Halim Dulal Sharif at Boro Lobongola village in Burirchar union under Barguna sadar upazila.
risingbd/Dhaka/Aug 20, 2019/Mahidi/AI