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Actor Nawshaba denied bail, sent to jail

  • Published at 10:45 pm August 20th, 2018
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Actor Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed being escorted into the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court by police officials on Sunday, August 5, 2018 Focus Bangla

On August 13, she was admitted to DMCH for treatment following a court order after she fell sick in the courtroom

Rejecting her bail petition, a Dhaka court on Monday sent actor Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed to jail in a case filed under the ICT Act for spreading rumours during the recent student movement demanding safer roads.

Metropolitan Magistrate Mahmuda Akhtar passed the order when Nawshaba was produced before her court on completion of her treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), court police’s General Recording Officer Sub-Inspector Shawkat Akbar said.

The actor’s lawyer Imrul Kayes had filed another bail plea, but the court rejected it.

On August 13, Nawshaba was admitted to DMCH for treatment following a court order after she fell sick in the courtroom.

She was remanded for six day in two phases after Rapid Action Battalion on August 4 arrested her from the city’s Uttara for spreading rumours on Facebook during clashes between students and police and reportedly activists of ruling party affiliate organizations at Jigatola.

She had claimed that the two students were killed and the eyes of another were gouged out during the clashes.

However, her claims were not backed by proof; but this had created controversy and spread panic among students and on social media.

Later, the actor admitted that she did not witness the incidents and had received the information from a friend.