The associate professor of sociology was sent to jail, on Monday, on charges of defaming Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
The High Court has granted bail to Maidul Islam, an assistant professor of Chittagong University (CU), in a case filed for making “derogatory remarks” about Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Facebook.
A HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Mostafizur Rahman have given the order after hearing of a petition seeking his bail, filed on October 2, reports UNB.
A Chittagong court, on September 24, sent Maidul to jail in a case filed against him under section 57 of the ICT Act. The case was filed by CU student Md Iftekhar Uddin Ayaz, a former leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), with Hathazari Police Station on July 24.
Later on September 25, the CU authorities suspended Maidul Islam.
On July 15, the Sociology teacher had to leave the campus along with his family following continuous threats reportedly from BCL activists over his Facebook post in support of the quota reform movement.
The BCL men also declared Maidul Islam and another CU teacher persona non grata on the campus.