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Minny seeks High Court bail


Published : 05 Aug 2019 08:15 PM | Updated : 05 Sep 2020 11:30 PM

The petition was submitted to the respective High Court on Monday, said her father Mozammel Hossain Kishore. “The bail petition hearing will take place today or tomorrow at the High Court bench of Justice Sheikh Md Zakir Hossain and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman,” Minny’s lawyer ZI Khan Panna told reporters.

When asked on what grounds the bail was sought, Panna said, "First of all, she is a woman and she is ill. Moreover, she has the right to bail under section 498 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.”

"She is an eyewitness to the murder.  She was arrested and shown accused in the murder case, which is a conspiracy.” Refat’s father Dulal Shorif subsequently initiated a case with Barguna police against 12 people, where Minny was named as the key witness. After her father-in-law expressed his suspicion over her alleged involvement in the murder, she said he was making “imaginary claims on being influenced by conspirators”. She had been arrested over her alleged involvement in the plot to murder Refat before giving a confessional statement in the court on           Jul 16.