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SC rejects bail to lifer Naser in Cdre Rabbani killing case

The Supreme Court denied bail to life convict accused Abu Naser Chowdhury in a sensitive killing case of Commodore Golam Rabbani.

The court directed the jail authority to refer him to Chattogram Medical College Hospital for treatment and take him back after treatment is over.
Appearing for the convict accused Naser Chowdhry, Nazrul Islam Chowdhury, senior advocate prayed bail on medical ground.

AM Amin Uddin, Learned Attorney General appearing for the State, opposed the bail prayer. The learned Attorney General submitted that Chattogram Medical College Hospital could look after the treatment of the convict, if necessary.

Bashir Ahmed, learned Deputy Attorney General, also appeared with Attorney General.

Abdur Razzaque Khan, senior lawyer, appeared before the Court on behalf of the informant Korean Export Processing Zone.

Earlier, on November 15, the Chamber Court of Appellate Division presided by Justice Hasan Foez Siddique denied the bail to Naser Chowdhury and referred the matter to the regular bench to be heard.

Commodore Golam Rabbani, former aide-de-camp of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the former Managing Director of Korean Export Processing Zone (KEPZ), was shot by criminals at Muradpur in Chattogram on April 11, 2004.
Commodore Golam Rabbani was also a vital prosecution witness in both the Bangabandhu murder and the jail killing cases.

Earlier, in compliance with High Court’s direction, accused Naser Chowdhury surrendered before the trial court of Chattogram on December 15, 2016 and prayed for bail. The lower court rejected his prayer and sent him to jail to serve life term imprisonment.

Total seven accused were tried by the Druto Bichar Tribunal of Chattogram in Golam Rabbani killing case. Five persons were convicted and two were acquitted by the trial court on April 07, 2005.

Life convict accused Humayun Kabir had died on May 10, 2016. Other life convict Md Selim surrendered before the trial court on December 15, 2016 and he is in jail.

In 2008, life convict Md Hashem separately filed appeal and was acquitted of the murder charge by the HC on July 07, 2008.