Jhumon Das gets bail in digital security case
Published : Thursday, 23 September, 2021 at 5:45 PM Count : 287
The High Court has granted interim bail for one year to Jhumon Das in a case filed against him under the Digital Security Act.
A virtual bench of the High Court division comprising Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam and Justice KM Zahid Sarwar Kajol passed the order on Thursday.
In its order, the High Court said Jhumon Das was granted bail for one year, but he would not be able to go outside the country, and even would not be able to go outside Sunamganj without the court's permission.
"The High Court granted bail to Jhumon, but he has been barred from leaving the country without the court's permission," Mizanur Rahman told reporters.
Advocate ZI Khan Panna and Advocate Nahid Sultana Juthi appeared for Jhumon Das in the court, while assistant attorney general Mizanur Rahman represented the state.
Jhumon has been in judicial custody since March 22, when he was arrested for posting defamatory remarks about the then Hefazat leader Mamunul Huque at a religious gathering at Dirai in Sunamganj district on his Facebook page on March 16.
On March 17, several thousand of people carried out an attack on the houses of a minority community at Noagaon village under Shalla upazila over Jhumon's Facebook post. The attackers vandalised and looted some 90 houses of a Hindu village and a temple at Haorpar including the house of Jhumon Das.
On March 16, police detained Jhumon and produced him in a court the very next day, showing his arrest in a case filed under Section 54 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC). The court subsequently sent him to judicial custody.
On March 22, police filed a case against Jhumon Das under the DSA at the Shalla Police Station in Sunamganj district and Jhumon was again shown as arrested a day later.
On March 30, he was taken on a two-day police remand in the case. On July 18, a magistrate's court rejected the bail petition of Jhumon.
Nearly a month later, Jhumon moved the High Court for bail in the case.