Bail hearing of Kishore on March 3

The High Court (HC) on Monday fixed March 3 to deliver its order on the bail petition of cartoonist Kabir Kishore in a case filed under the Digital Security Act for ‘anti-government posts’ on Facebook.

The bench of Justice M. Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md. Mostafizur Rahman passed the order.

The court also sought affidavit over the circumstances of writer Mushtaq Ahmed’s death in police custody on February 25, as his name has been dropped from the same chargesheet.

Advocate Jyotirmoy Barua stood for the accused while Deputy Attorney General Md Sarowar Hossain represented the state.

Warrant Officer Md Abu Bakar Siddique of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) filed the case on May 5, 2020, under the Digital Security Act against 11 people including Minhaz Mannan Emon, Dhaka Stock Exchange director, cartoonist Kabir Kishore and writer Mushtak Ahmed.

According to the case statement, the accused misled people by spreading rumours.

Meanwhile, on February 23, police sought a three-day remand to interrogate writer Mushtaq Ahmed, and cartoonist Kishore in the case.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court Judge Mohammad Jasim rejected the remand petition on Sunday.

Earlier, Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit (CTTCU) of police on Monday sought permission to interrogate two other accused Didarul Bhuiyan and Minhaz Mannan Emon in the case.

CTTCU filed the petition with the court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Abu Bakar Siddique and the court fixed March 10 for hearing the petition.

Source: United News of Bangladesh