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Sacked Awami League leader Ruhul Amin

HC revokes sacked AL leader’s bail

It earlier granted him 1-yr interim bail in a gang-rape case

WT24 Desk

The High Court on Saturday revoked its previous order that granted one-year interim bail to sacked Awami League leader Ruhul Amin in a case filed in connection with the gang-rape of a woman in Subarnachar upazila of Noakhali after the 30 December national elections.

The HC bench of justice Mamnoon Rahman and justice SM Kuddus Zaman sat on the weekly holiday and passed the order, said Supreme Court special officer Mohammad Saifur Rahman, reports UNB.

The court also fixed 25 March for next hearing.

The HC granted bail to Ruhul Amin on 18 March after hearing a petition filed by him.

It was alleged that following Ruhul Amin’s command his followers gang-raped the woman on the night of the general elections on 30 December. Police later arrested him.

Ruhul Amin was the upazila unit publicity affairs secretary of Awami League during the time of the incident and a former union council member.

He was expelled from the party later.

According to the victim’s husband, a group of hoodlums broke into their house in the early hours of 31 December and tied up all the family members except his wife.

They took the woman outside the house at gunpoint and violated her in turns.

After the rape, they also threatened the victim not to disclose the matter to anyone, saying they would kill her if otherwise.

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