Actor Kalyan Koraya sent to jail
Observer Online Report
A Dhaka court has sent actor Kalyan Koraya to jail rejecting his bail prayer in connection with a hit-and-run incident that injured Prothom Alo photojournalist Zia Islam.
Metropolitan Magistrate Mazharul Islam passed the order on Wednesday.
The court also rejected the remand prayers of police and asked the law enforcers to question him at the jail gate.
Earlier in the day, Kalabagan thana SI Farooq Khan filed a petition to the court seeking a three-day remand for questioning the actor.
bdnews24.com adds :Zia Islam was hit by a car on Monday midnight. He was at first admitted to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital and later shifted to Apollo Hospital, Dhaka on Tuesday.
A status posted by Kalyan on Facebook saying ‘I am innocent’ caught the attention of many. Police then called the actor to the station for questioning.
Prothom Alo Manager (Security) Retd Major Sajjad Ul Kabir lodged a case on behalf of his organisation with the Kalabagan police.
The actor was arrested immediately afterwards, DMP Deputy Commissioner Maruf Hossain Sardar said.
According to the FIR, it has been said, "After hitting Zia, the car stopped there for sometime with its lights switched off. Then it went away.
“After Zia was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Kalyan visited the hospital around 1.30am.
“He told some journalists present there that his car hit Zia.
"Then he disappeared," the FIR says.
"Kalyan has been arrested based on allegations levelled against him in the FIR," Maruf Sardar told bdnews24.com.
Zia has broken his right leg and has major injuries in the head and chest.
Apollo Hospital has reported that Zia is currently under observation for 48 hours after undergoing brain surgery.