Bangladesh

Minni seeks HC bail again

Ayesha Siddika Minni today further sought bail from the High Court (HC) in connection with the murder of her husband Rifat Sharif.

Her lawyer Advocate ZI Khan Panna placed a petition seeking her bail before the HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mustafizur Rahman in connection with a case filed over the murder.

The bench said the bail petition will be included in tomorrow’s hearing list.

Earlier on August 8, another HC bench led by Justice Sheikh Md Zakir Hossain and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman refused to grant bail to Minni in the same case, upon which Minni’s lawyer withdrew the bail petition from the HC bench saying he would move the same petition before another HC bench.

In the petition, Minni said she was innocent and not involved in the murder in any way.

She also said that she had been made accused with an ulterior motive and on the instructions of a vested quarter.

Earlier, two courts in Barguna rejected Minni’s bail on July 22 and July 30.

Police arrested Minni after a daylong interrogation on July 16. A court placed her on a five-day remand the following day. Three days later, a Barguna court recorded her statement.

Minni’s husband Rifat Sharif, 25, an internet service provider, was hacked to death in broad daylight in front of her in Barguna town on June 26.

In a footage of the incident that went viral on social media, Minni was seen screaming and trying to save her husband from the attackers.

Rifat’s father filed the murder case with Barguna Sadar Police Station against 12 people on the day of the murder.

Prime accused in the case, Nayan Bond, was killed in a “gunfight” with police on July 2.

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