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HC rejects Helena’s bail plea in DSA case

  • Published at 09:25 pm October 12th, 2021
Helena Jahangir
File photo of businessperson Helena Jahangir Collected

She submitted a petition seeking bail last week

The High Court on Tuesday rejected bail to Helena Jahangir, an expelled Awami League member and businessperson, over a case filed at Gulshan police station under the Digital Security Act (DSA).

The bench of Justice Md Rezaul Haque and Md Badruzzaman dismissed the bail petition as not presented at the court and as a result, the accused will not be able to walk out of jail.

Lawyer ZI Khan Panna and Syed Fazle Elahi presented the petitioner’s side during the hearing while Additional Attorney General Sheikh Mohammad Morshed, Deputy Attorney General Dr Md Bashir Ullah and Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin appeared for the state.

Helena submitted a petition seeking bail from the High court last week. 


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On July 30, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB-1) filed the case against Helena at Gulshan police station for spreading invectives and abusive comments against ministers and government high-ups using digital platforms.

On September 21, Dhaka Metropolitan Session Judge KM Imrul Kayes rejected Helena’s bail plea in this case.

On the night of July 29, RAB arrested Helena from her Gulshan residence, four days after she was removed as a member of the Awami League sub-committee on women affairs.

The elite force "seized foreign liquor, illegal walkie-talkie sets, casino equipment and deer skins" during the four-hour raid on her home.

Later, another raid was conducted at Joyjatra IPTV station in Mirpur and it was sealed after recovering illegal equipment.

The court placed Helena on a 17-day remand in four cases after that. She secured bail in one case on August 17 and in two other cases on September 21.

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