Rifat murder: Police press charges against Minni, 23 others

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Staff Reporter;

Police here on Sunday pressed charges against 24 people, including Aysha Siddika Minni, in a case filed over the murder of Rifat Sharif.

Inspector Humayun Kabir of Sadar Police Station, also the investigation officer of the case, submitted a 614-page charge-sheet before the Senior Judicial Magistrate Md Sirajul Islam Gazi around 4:30pm, said court inspector Abdul Quddus.

On June 26, Rifat Sharif, 22, was attacked with sharp weapons near the main gate of Barguna Govt College. Minni appeared to be trying to protect him during the attack.

Main accused Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayon Bond was killed in a reported gunfight with law enforcers on July 2.

Police arrested Minni on July 16 over the murder of her husband and was denied bail several times. She reportedly confessed to her involvement in the murder before the court on July 19, two days after her arrest.

On July 31, Minni filed a petition with a Barguna court seeking withdrawal of her confessional statement over the murder.

On August 29, the High Court granted bail to her in the murder case on condition of staying in her father’s custody and refraining from talking to media while the government filed a petition on Sunday with the Appellate Division seeking stay on her bail order.

END/UNB/Corr/ST/FH/AM 2034 Hrs

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