Tokon Thakur gets bail
Published : Monday, 26 October, 2020 at 5:52 PM Count : 169
Poet and filmmaker Tokon Thakur has been secured bail in a case filed for misappropriating government funds.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Abu Sufian Mohammad Noman granted the bail on Monday.
Tokon was arrested from New Market area in the capital on SUnday night.
Sources said Tokon Thakur received government's grant in 2013 to make a film based on the story 'Kanta" written by Shahidul Zahir. Though he drew Tk 13 lakh, out of the government's grant of Tk 35 lakh, he did not do any work of his film. Because of it, the Ministry of Information filed a case against him on charge of embezzling the government's grant.