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Mitu murder: Court rejects bail plea of husband Babul Akhter

| Updated: August 24, 2021 11:15:35

Mitu murder: Court rejects bail plea of husband Babul Akhter

A Chattogram court on Wednesday turned down for the second time the bail plea of former police superintendent Babul Akter being held in jail in a case over the murder of his wife Mahmuda Khanam Mitu.

Chattogram Metropolitan Session Judge Sheikh Ashfaqur Rahman passed the order virtually, said Sheikh Iftekhar Saimul Chowdhury, a counsel of Babul, according to UNB.

Earlier on August 10, Chattogram Metropolitan Magistrate Shafi Uddin also denied bail to Babul in the case. 

Babul, who served SP of Chattagram, has been in Feni District jail since May 17. 

On May 12, Babul was taken under 5-day remand by PBI for interrogation after being arrested in a 5-year old case filed by his father-in-law over his wife’s killing. 

On June 5, 2016, unidentified assailants gunned down Babul's wife Mitu at the port city's GEC intersection while she was going to drop her seven-year-old son Mahir Akhter for a bus of Chittagong Cantonment Public School and College. 

Soon after the crime, Babul had filed a murder case with Panchlaish police station against three unidentified men. 

On June 24, 2016 night, he was questioned for 15 hours at the intelligence office in Dhaka and on September 6, he voluntarily resigned from the police service. 

 Eight people including Babul were accused in the case filed by Mitu's father, Mosharraf Hossain. The other accused are Kamrul Islam Shikder alias Musa, Ehteshamul Haque Bhola, Motaleb Mia alias Wasim, Anwar Hossain, Khairul Islam alias Kalu, and Shahjahan Mia.

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