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Afsan Chowdhury gets anticipatory bail

  • Published at 07:15 pm June 12th, 2017
  • Last updated at 07:17 pm June 12th, 2017
Afsan Chowdhury gets anticipatory bail
The High Court has granted four weeks of anticipatory bail to senior journalist and Brac University teacher Afsan Chowdhury. A bench comprising Justice Zeenat Ara and SM Mujibur Rahman granted the bail after a hearing of the bail petition. The anticipatory bail was granted conditionally. Prof Afsan's counsel Asaduzzaman told the Bangla Tribune that he will have to surrender to a judicial court within four weeks. On June 6, Lt Gen (retd) Masud Uddin Chowdhury sued Afsan Chowdhury for defamation under the ICT Act over a Facebook post. On June 11, Lt Gen (retd) Masud's lawyer sent a legal notice to block the Facebook account of the defendant.