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High Court seeks case records on Shahidul

  • Published at 08:35 pm March 13th, 2019
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File photo of renowned photographer Shahidul Alam Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The court also set Thursday for next hearing

The High Court on Wednesday sought the records of a case filed against celebrated photographer Shahidul Alam under the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Act.

The division bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Razik-Al-Jalil also asked the Dhaka metropolitan magistrate to submit the record by the end of working hours on Wednesday.

The court also set Thursday for next hearing.

Barrister AF Hasan Arif and Sara Hossain stood for Shahidul while Attorney General Mahbubey Alam and Deputy Attorney General Mokhlesur Rahman represented the state.

Shahidul Alam filed a writ petition with the High Court March 4, challenging the legality of the case and sought a stay on trial proceedings of it.

In the petition, Shahidul said that the case was meant to harass him and that it violated the photographer's basic rights. Besides, he claimed, the case contains legal errors.

Acclaimed photographer Shahidul, 63, was picked up from his Dhanmondi residence by detectives on August 5 last year.

A case was filed against him with Ramna police station the next day for “spreading propaganda” through Facebook during the student movement seeking safer roads.

The High Court granted him bail on November 15 and he was released from jail on November 20 last year.