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Prothom Alo reporter Samsuzzaman Shams gets bail

This is the second time Samsuzzaman applied for bail

Update : 03 Apr 2023, 03:45 PM

A Dhaka court on Monday granted bail to Prothom Alo journalist Samsuzzaman Shams in a case filed under Digital Security Act (DSA) over publishing a report on March 26.

Dhaka Additional Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Asaduzzaman Noor granted the bail on a Tk20,000 bond till the filing of the police report, Shams' lawyer Prashant Karmakar confirmed.

There is no legal bar for his release if he is not shown arrested in another case filed with Tejgaon Police Station, the lawyer said.

This is the second time Samsuzzaman applied for bail.

Prothom Alo reporter Samsuzzaman Shams, working in Savar near the capital Dhaka, was picked up from his house in the Ambagan area near Jahangirnagar University in the early hours of Wednesday by the CID for allegedly publishing fake and fabricated news.

Later, he was sued under the DSA on the same day and a Dhaka court sent him to jail on Thursday rejecting his bail plea.

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