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HC bench embarrassed over Shahidul’s bail hearing

  • Published at 12:27 pm September 4th, 2018
Shahidul-ALam
Photographer Shahidul Alam getting out of a vehicle with help from police officials while being taken to the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court for a remand hearing on Monday, August 6, 2018 Dhaka Tribune

Detectives arrested Shahidul Alam from his Dhanmondi residence on August 5 and the case was filed against him with Ramna police station on August 6. He was also placed on a seven-day remand in the case.

A High Court bench has expressed embarrassment during the bail hearing of eminent photographer Shahidul Alam, accused in a case filed under Information and Communication Technology (ICT) act.

The bench of Justices Md Ruhul Kuddus and Khandaker Diliruzzaman was set to hear the bail petition on Tuesday.


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Regulations dictate that the case will now be forwarded to the chief justice, who will then decide on another High Court bench for the hearing of Shahidul’s bail plea.


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Barristers Sara Hossain and Jyotirmoy Barua represented Shahidul Alam in the court, while Deputy Attorney General Mohiuddin Dewan represented the state.

Earlier on August 29, the High Court set September 3 to hear the bail petition of Shahidul Alam in the case.

His lawyers filed the bail petition on August 28.

Detectives arrested Shahidul Alam from his Dhanmondi residence on August 5 and the case was filed against him with Ramna police station on August 6. He was also placed on a seven-day remand in the case.

Police claimed that he spread propaganda through his Facebook account during the student movement demanding safe roads which is harmful for the state.