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Admit Mainul to BSMMU for medical treatment: HC

 Staff Correspondent :: staff-correspondent

 Published: 06:48 PM, 29 November 2018   Updated: 06:48 PM, 29 November 2018

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The High Court asked the jail authorities to admit the former caretaker government adviser Barrister Mainul Hosein to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) for medical treatment.

The court also ordered the BSMMU authorities to form a medical board for Mainul’s treatment and submit his health report within December 6.

An HC bench of Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed and Justice Md Iqbal Kabir passed the order on Thursday after hearing a supplementary petition seeking urgent medical treatment of Mainul filed by his lawyer Masud Rana.

Earlier on November 11, the HC issued a rule asking the concerned authorities why former caretaker government adviser Barrister Mainul Hosein should not be transferred to Dhaka for better treatment.

Mainul was sent to jail on October 23, as a Rangpur Court issued an arrest warrant for him after a local human rights activist Mili Maya filed a defamation case against him.

According to the case statement, Mainul who was connected to a talk show program, ‘Ekattorer Journal’, through a video conference aired on a private TV channel, Ekattor TV, made ‘offensive comments’ against journalist Masuda Bhatti on October 16.