The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Thursday asked the court concerned in Feni to dispose of Fulgazi upazila chairman Ekram murder case within six months.
A four-member bench of the Appellate Division, headed by Chief Justice SK Sinha, passed the order after dismissing a petition filed a sate counsel seeking stay on the HC order that had granted bail to Fulgazi upazila unit Awami League joint secretary Jahangir Kabir Adel.
The apex court also asked the Feni court to consider the bail of Adel if it is not possible to dispose of the case within six months, UNB reports.
Adv Abdul Based Majumdar appeared for Adel while Attorney General Mahbubey Alam and Deputy Attorney General Khandaker M Diliruzzaman represented the state.
On November 16, 2015, the HC granted bail to local AL leader Jahangir Kabir Adel in the case.
Later, the chamber judge stayed Adel’s bail following a petition filed by the public prosecutor and sent the petition to the full bench of the Supreme Court.
On May 20, 2014, Ekramul Haque Ekram, also president of Fulgazi upazila unit of Awami League, came under attack by miscreants in front of Bilasi Cinema Hall in Feni district town on his way to Fulgazi municipality office.
The miscreants intercepted his microbus and fired shots on him from a very close range and then set fire to the vehicle. They left the scene after confirming Ekram's death on the spot.
On August 28, police submitted charge-sheet against 56 people in the murder case.