Matiur among 6 gets anticipatory bail
Published: 12:23 PM, 20 January 2020
The High Court on Monday has granted anticipatory bail to six people including Bangla daily Prothom Alo editor Matiur Rahman in a case filed over the death of Nayeemul Abrar Rahat, a student of Dhaka Residential Model School and College.
The hearing was held in a High Court bench comprising Justice Obaidul Hasan and Justice AKM Zahirul Haque.
Senior advocate M Amir-ul Islam, Supreme Court Lawyers Association president AM Amin Uddin and lawyers Sumaiya Aziz and Prashant Karkar were heard for Prothom Alo while Deputy Attorney General Md Sarwar Hossain was present for the state.
Earlier, a Dhaka court issued an arrest warrant against 10 persons including Bangla daily Prothom Alo editor Matiur Rahman in a case filed over the death of Nayeemul Abrar Rahat, a student of Dhaka Residential Model School and College.
Six people including Prothom Alo editor Matiur Rahman and associate editor Anisul Haque filed a bail petition with the High Court on Sunday.
The others are - Mohitul Islam, senior sub-editor of Kishore Alo, Kabir Bakul, head of event and activation of Prothom Alo, Executive Shah Paran Tushar and Executive Subhashish Pramanik.
The same court ordered not to arrest and harass them until the hearing on the same bench.
However, Jasim Uddin, Mosharraf Hossain, Sujan and Kamrul Howlader — involved in power supply in the event of Kishore Alo —were not filed bail petition.
Earlier, on Thursday (January 16), Mohammad Police Station SI Abdul Alim filed a report with the High Court mentioning the negligence of Kishore Alo authorities.
Noted that on November 1 last year, Naimul Abrar, a ninth-grade student of Dhaka Residential Model School and College, was severely injured during the anniversary program of ‘Kishore Alo’ magazine of Bangla Daily Prothom Alo event. Immediately, two specialists (FCPS) physicians of the emergency medical camp established at the ground gave first aid to Naimul. He was then taken to capital’s Universal Hospital where the duty doctor declared Abrar dead.
On the day of the incident, Abrar’s father Mojibur Rahman filed a case with Mohammadpur Police Station. Later, on November 6, Abrar’s father filed another case, citing the authorities’ negligence lead to Abrar’s death, with the court of Dhaka’s Additional Metropolitan Magistrate Aminul Haque.
Abrar’s classmates alleged that after electrocuted, he (Abrar) needed immediate treatment. But he died on the way to Universal Medical College Hospital in Mohakhali instead of taking to a nearby hospital.