The High Court rejected a writ petition seeking directives for releasing Badal Farazi, who was in 10 years imprisonment in India’s Tihar jail in a murder case.
An HC bench of Justice JBM Hasan and Justice Md Khairul Alam rejected the petition considering that the petition was not placed properly.
The HC took the decision with observation that the government will decide over the matter.
Barrister Humayun Kabir and Barrister Kawser stood for the petitioner while Deputy Attorney General Masud Hasan Chowdhury Porag for the state.
The government has brought him back and it will also decide about his release, said the HC adding that the court should not issue any directive in this regard.
On Tuesday, the court heard a writ petition filed on July 8 seeking a directive over the issue and fixed Wednesday to pass an order.
Badal Farazi was brought back home on Friday last under a bilateral treaty on ‘Transfer of Sentenced Prisoners’.
Indian police were looking for one Badal Singh on charges of killing an old woman at Amar Colony in New Delhi on May 6, 2008.
When Badal Farazi was entering India on a tourist visa on July 13, 2008, he was arrested for the similarity of his name with that of an accused in a murder case.
Later, he was sentenced to life term imprisonment in the case.
Badal’s life sentence was upheld by the Delhi High Court in May 2016, and his appeal against it was rejected by the Indian Supreme Court in December the same year.
Now, he has been kept in Keraniganj Central Jail.