Home » Law & Court » More

SC stays MP Liton’s surrender order

২০১৫ অক্টোবর ১৪ ১৪:৪৮:২৯
SC stays MP Liton’s surrender order

Thereport24.com Desk:

The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday stayed the High Court order that directed Awami League lawmaker of Gaibandha’s Sundarganj Manjurul Islam Liton to surrender to a lower court by October 18 in a child shooting case.

On Tuesday, the government filed a petition with the SC seeking a stay on the HC order.

SC Chamber Justice Sayed Mahmud Hossain passed the order after hearing the petition.

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam told reporters that there was no legal bar to arrest Liton after the SC order.

On Monday, the HC rejected the bail petition filed by Liton and asked him to surrender before the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court of Gaibandha by October 18.

A two-member bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Bhishmadev Chakraborty passed the order after a hearing on the bail petition.

Earlier on Sunday, the Gaibandha-1 constituency lawmaker filed the petition with the High Court seeking anticipatory bail in the case.

On October 2, minor boy Sourav, 8, son of Sazu Miah of Gopalcharan village, was injured in his both legs with bullets allegedly fired by Manjurul Islam Liton, MP, at the village in Sundarganj upazila of Rangpur.

A case was filed against Liton the following day by Sazu Miah for attempting to kill his son.

Liton has remained ‘on the run’ since the incident.

On October 8, another case was filed against Liton on charge of vandalism and looting.

Besides, the licences of two firearms of the lawmaker were revoked for ‘the sake of public safety’.

Ends/UNB/MI/Oct 14, 2015