The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday upheld Tanjila Haque Mitu's bail in a case filed over instigating her husband Mustafa Murshed Akhash to commit suicide.
The bench of Justice Justice Hasan Foez Siddique passed the order.
The High Court (HC) on August 28 granted bail to Mitu following a petition filed by her lawyer AM Amin, president of the Supreme Court Lawyers' Association.
On September 2, the state filed an appeal with the Appellate Division challenging the High Court (HC) order that granted her bail.
With the SC decision, Mitu's bail granted by the HC will remain in force.
Mustafa Murshed Akash, 32, a doctor of the medicine department at Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH), reportedly committed suicide at his home in the Chandgaon Residential Area in the port city on January 31. He was taken to CMCH in critical condition by his brother in the morning on February 1. The on-duty doctor declared him dead.
The following day, Akash's mother Jobeda Khanom filed a case with Chandgaon Police Station under section 306, accusing Mitu and six others, along with four unidentified people, of instigating the suicide.
The accused are -- Tanjila Haque Mitu, 29, her mother Shamim Shelli, 49, father Anisul Haque Chowdhury, 55, sister Shanjila Haque Chowdhury Alisha, 21, and two friends – Uttam Patel and Dr Mahbubul Alam.
The Counter Terrorism Unit of the Chattogram Metropolitan Police arrested Mitu from her relative's house in the Nandankanan area on the night of January 31.
Akash and Mitu met in 2009 and got married in 2016.