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SC: Case proceedings against Nawshaba to remain halted

  • Published at 12:32 pm December 8th, 2019
Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed
File photo: Actor Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed being escorted into the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court by police officials on Sunday, August 5, 2018 Focus Bangla

The court rejected a petition filed by the state, challenging the High Court order

The Supreme Court has upheld a High Court order staying the proceedings of a case against actress Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act.

A five member Appellate Division bench, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, passed the order and rejected a petition filed by the state on Sunday, challenging the High Court order.

On November 20, the High Court stayed the case proceedings, reports UNB.

Justice Md Rezaul Haque and Justice Bhishmadev Chakrabortty passed the order after hearing an appeal seeking cancellation of the charge-framing in the case.  

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) detained the actress from Dhaka's Uttara area on August 4, 2018 for allegedly spreading rumours on Facebook overstating an attack on protesting students during the road safety movement last year. 

In a Facebook live, Nawshaba claimed that the attackers killed two students and gouged out the eyes of another at Jigatala intersection.

In her post, she also requested people to get united, take to the streets to protect the students as they were attacked by Bangladesh Chhatra League activists.