Journalist Rozina Islam gets bail
Published: 11:17 AM, 23 May 2021 Updated: 01:16 PM, 23 May 2021
A court on Sunday granted bail to journalist Rozina Islam in a case under the Official Secrets Act.
The virtual court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Baki Billah passed the order on Sunday morning.
Rozina has to submit her passport and a bail bond for Tk5000.
Earlier on Thursday, the court set today to deliver order on the bail plea after holding hearing on the matter virtually. The court also had set the date to produce further documents by the prosecution.
Advocates Ehsanul Haque Samaji, Aminul Goni Titu, Barrister Jyotirmoy Barua, Prashant Kumar Karmakar and Ashraful Alam argued for Rozina’s bail, while prosecutor Hemayet Uddin Hiron opposed the plea on that day.
On May 18, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Jasim sent Rozina Islam to jail, scrapping a police plea for placing her on five-day remand.
Deputy Secretary of Health Services Division Dr Md Shibbir Ahmed Osmani filed the case against Rozina with Shahbagh Police Station on the night of May 17. The case was transferred to the Detective Branch (DB) of police on May 19.