Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Why withdrawal of an attempt-to-rape case against AL leader should not be illegal: HC

The High Court on Tuesday issued a rule upon the government to explain why withdrawal of an attempt-to-rape case, filed against ruling Awami League lawmaker Kamal Ahmed Mazumder and others, should not be cancelled.

The rule is returnable within four weeks.

A bench of the HC comprising Justice Hasan Fayez Siddique and Justice Borhanuddin issued the rule following a writ petition filed by the victim challenging the government decision of dropping the case terming it 'politically motivated'.

Advocate Toumur Alam Khandker on behalf of the petitioner appeared in the court during hearing.

The case was filed with the Pallabi Police Station in 2002 accusing Kamal, who was not a parliament member at that time, his brother Monwar Hossain Majumder and Nazma Hossain.

It was alleged in the case statement that some eight men on December 30, 2001 forcibly took a 35-year-old woman to Kamal's Pallabi office in the capital where he tried to rape her.

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