first_imgMP AmanurThe trial proceedings of a murder case, filed against Tangail-3 MP Amanur Rahman Khan, is yet to start as the lawmaker has been falling sick just before the trial for the last one year.Nahar Ahmed, wife of a killed Awami League leader Faruq Ahmed, filed the case with Tangail sadar police station against unknown persons three days after the bullet-hit body of Faruq Ahmed was recovered in front of his Collegepara residence of the district town on 18 January in 2013.MP Amanur Rahman Khan remained fugitive for two years after his name came up in the police investigation of the case.On 18 September in 2016, Amanur surrendered to the additional district and sessions judge court of Tangail, the trial court, and sought bail.The court however, denied the bail and sent him to Kashimpur central jail in Gazipur. Since then, he has skipped the court dates for eight times showing “medical certificates” of his sickness.The list of diseases includes chest and hip pain, piles, high blood pressure and some other.Quoting the prison doctors, the jail authorities have been informing the court for the past one year that MP Amanur Rahman is not in a condition to travel.Plaintiff’s lawyer S Akbar Khan, however, said this as an excuse. “Amanur has been collecting certificates using his influence to delay the trial proceedings.”“High Court has ordered to finish the trial of this case within six months but six months have already passed. It is not being possible to begin the trial as [the accused] Amanur is not being produced before the court. We will inform this to the High Court,” Akbar Khan added.The first date for the hearing had been fixed for 9 November last year, but the day before that Amanur was admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Medical University reportedly with chest pains. Again in 8 February he was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital with high complaints of blood pressure, chest pains and back aches. He was almost three months in cabin there. He was transferred to hospital after a report appeared in Prothom Alo on 9 May says, “Amanur MP doing his politics from hospital!”In April a High Court bench granted Amanur bail,  but a bench comprising chief justice SK Sinha, justice Hasan Faiz Siddiqui and justice Mirza Hossain Haider suspended the bail and ordered the lower court to complete the hearing within six months.*The article originally published in Prothom Alo print edition is rewritten in English by Shameem Rezalast_img

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