Sangram editor Abul Asad's bail plea rejected
High Court on Wednesday rejected a bail petition of detained Dainik Sangram editor Abul Asad. He was arrested under the Digital Security Act.
A virtual High Court bench led by Justice Jahangir Hossain Selim rejected the bail petition of Abul Asad after holding a hearing on it.
The High Court bench also directed the lawyer of Abul Asad to submit bail petition of his client during the post-coronavirus period when the court activities would become normal.
Abul Asad's lawyer Shishir Monir said his client would not get released from jail due to the High Court order. The Dainik Sangram editor is now in Kashimpur Central Jail.
In an article on December 12 last year, the Dainik Sangram termed executed Jamaat leader Kader Mollah as a 'martyr.' Kader Mollah was executed for crimes against humanity during the War of Liberation in 1971.
Following the publishing of news, one freedom fighter Mohammad Afzal filed a case against Sangram editor Abul Asad with the city's Hatirjheel Police Station. On the following day, activists of an organisation called 'Muktijuddha Mancha' vandalised the Sangram office and handed over its editor to police.