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MP Liton taken to Gaibandha DB office

Thereport24.com Correspondent, Gaibandha:

Manjurul Islam Liton, Awami League MP from Gaibandha-1 constituency, has been taken to the office of the Detective Branch (DB) in Gaibandha hours after a DB team arrested him from Uttara area of the capital city on Wednesday night in connection with the shooting of a minor boy.

Md Shamim Hasan, a DB inspector in Gaibandha, told thereport24.com a DB team of Dhaka Metropolitan Police brought Liton, to the office of the district’s DB police around 06:30am on Thursday by a microbus.

Earlier on Wednesday, a DB team picked up Liton from his sister’s residence in Uttra around 10:00pm, said DMP Deputy Commissioner (Media) Muntashirul Islam.

The arrest came hours after the Supreme Court (SC) stayed a High Court order that directed the ruling party MP to surrender before a lower court by October 18 in a case for shooting the minor boy.

The Supreme Court passed the order on Wednesday following a petition filed by the state on Tuesday seeking a stay on the HC order.

After the SC verdict, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam had told reporters that there was no legal bar to arresting Liton following the 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 hearing 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, suffered wounds to his both legs with bullets allegedly fired by Manjurul Islam Liton at the village in Sundarganj upazila.

Sazu filed an attempted murder case against Liton the following day. Liton remained ‘on the run’ since the incident.

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

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

Ends/thereport24.com/UNB/HB/Oct 15, 2015