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Digital Security Act

HC grants six-months bail to cartoonist Kishore

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 12:22 PM, 3 March 2021   Updated: 04:04 PM, 3 March 2021

Ahmed Kabir Kishore; File Photo

Ahmed Kabir Kishore; File Photo

The High Court today has granted six months’ bail to cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore who was arrested in a case filed under the Digital Security Act.

The High Court bench comprising Justice M. Inayetur Rahim and Justice Md. Mostafizur Rahman passed the order on Wednesday.

Barrister Jyotirmoy Barua heard the appeal in the court. Deputy Attorney General Md. Sarwar Hossain was heard for the state.;

Earlier on January 13, Ramna police filed a chargesheet against cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore, ‘Rashtrachinta’ member Didarul Bhuiyan and writer Mushtaq Ahmed (died recently in jail) in the case. 

Following the plea of ​​the state, on February 10, Bangladesh Cyber ​​Tribunal Judge Assam Jaglul Hossain directed the CTTC to investigate the case further.

It is to be noted that RAB-3, CPC-1 warrant officer Md. Abu Bakar Siddique filed the case under the Digital Security Act with Ramna Police Station on 5 May 2020, accusing 11 people. Besides, 5 to 6 more unnamed were made accused in the case.

According to the case allegation, the accused posted various posts including propaganda or rumors on the Facebook page “I am Bangladeshi” to tarnish the image or reputation of the state or to spread confusion - which creates obfuscation among the people and degrades law and order.