Dhaka, Sunday   24 March 2019

Dr Kamal demands Mainul Hosein’s release

 Staff Correspondent :: staff-correspondent

 Published: 10:09 PM, 4 November 2018   Updated: 10:09 PM, 4 November 2018

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Denouncing the assault on him under police custody in Rangpur, Jatiya Oikyafront chief Dr Kamal Hossain on Sunday demanded the immediate release of Barrister Mainul Hosein.

In a statement, Dr Kamal said the "rowdy workers of Awami League, Jubo League and Chhatra League" attacked and assaulted Mainul Hosein when he was taken by the government to produce before a Rangpur court.

"The attack on him in court under police custody is a nefarious and outrageous act. I strongly protest and condemn it," he said.

Kamal also strongly demanded that the government take legal action against those involved in the attack. "I demand Mainul Hosein's immediate release."

Earlier in the day, a group of ruling party activists allegedly assaulted former caretaker government adviser Mainul Hosein while he was being produced before the Rangpur Chief Judicial Magistrate Court in a case filed for hurling abusive words at journalist Masuda Bhatti in a television talk-show.

Mainul, who had a role in formation of the major political alliance Jatiya Oikyafront, was arrested from JSD (Rab) President ASM Abdur Rab's Uttara residence on October 22 in the defamation case filed with a Rangpur court by human rights activist Mili Maya.

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