Alexa Court dismisses Minni’s two petitions 

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Court dismisses Minni’s two petitions 

 Barguna Correspondent

 Published: 02:49 PM, 22 July 2019   Updated: 11:01 PM, 22 July 2019

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The court has dismissed two petitions filed with Aysha Siddika Minni, wife of deceased Rifat Sharif and the main witness of Rifat Sharif murder case. 

The two petitions are — Withdrawal of the confessional statement of Aysha Siddika Minni by summoning her in the court and take her to the hospital for appropriate treatment.  

On Monday afternoon, Barguna Senior Judicial Magistrate Court Judge Mohammad Sirajul Islam Gazi rejected the plea.  

Minni’s lawyer and district bar general secretary Advocate Md Mahbubul Bari Aslam filed a petition in the court seeking withdrawal of Minni’s statement given in 164 by summoning her in the court. Claiming that Minni is sick, the lawyer also requested to sent her to the hospital for proper treatment. The court rejected the two petitions.   

“In the Rifat murder case, we appealed with the court seeking the withdrawal of Minni’s confessional statement. Minni’s signature is required to file that petition. So, I requested to summon Minni in the court. However, the court has rejected the petition saying it was possible to get the signatures in jail,” said Minni’s lawyer Advocate Md Mahbubul Bari Aslam.   

He added that Minni is sick, she needs medical attention. So, another petition was filed seeking Minni’s proper treatment. “But the court has also dismissed the petition,” said Advocate Mahbubul Bari.  

Earlier on Sunday, the court rejected the bail petition of Aysha Siddika Minni.

On July 16, Minni was arrested in the Rifat murder case. On July 17, Barguna Senior Judicial Magistrate granted her five-day remand in the court. But before the end of the remand, on July 19, Minney gave the confessional statement to the court and then, the court sent her to jail. 

On June 26, 22-years-old Rifat Sharif was hacked to death by criminals in front of his wife Ayesha Siddika Minni in broad daylight in the district town. The incident was caught on surveillance camera. 

Later at night, Rifat’s father Dulal Sharif filed a murder case with Barguna Sadar Police Station, accusing 12 people including Nayan Bond, who was later killed in a gunfight with police on July 2.

Police have arrested 16 including six accused, in the case. Of these, 14 gave confessional statements with the court.