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Twaki Murder SC upholds stay on Simanta’s bail

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Court Correspondent The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the chamber judge’s stay order on the bail earlier granted by the High Court Division Saleh Rahman Simantar, an accused in the Tanvir Mohammad Twaki murder case. A five-member bench of Appellate Division, headed by Chief Justice Md. Muzammel Hossain, passed the order. On July 1, upon a petition filed by the State, Appellate Division chamber judge, Justice Hasan Foez Siddique, stayed for two weeks the bail granted by the High Court on June 24 to Twaki murder case accused Simanta. Twaki, 17, son of cultural activist Rafiur Rahman Rabbi of Narayanganj, was found dead on March 8 last year. Later, Rabbi filed a case in this connection. After 10 days, on March 18, Rabbi submitted a written complaint to the Narayanganj Superintendent of Police against Shamim Osman, his son Ayon Osman, Jubo League leader Parvez, district Chhatra League vice-president Rajib Das and general secretary Mizanur Rahman, Saleh Rahman Simanta and Rifat, accusing them of involvement in the Twaki murder. Police arrested Simanta on April 18 last year.