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Tangail folk singer jailed after remand

  • Published at 10:47 pm January 14th, 2020
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The court, led by Akramul Islam of Mirzapur Cognizable Court's Senior Judicial Magistrate, heard the recent development of the case on Tuesday

Folk singer Shariyat Bayati was sent to jail for his anti Islamic remarks, following a three-day remand.

The court, led by Akramul Islam of Mirzapur Cognizable Court's Senior Judicial Magistrate, heard the recent development of the case on Tuesday at 3pm. 

Shariyat Bayati was arrested on Saturday from Bashil in Mymensingh's Bhaluka upazila. On the same day, the court issued a three day remand against the 10-day remand plea made by the police.

Bayati's lawyer Jinia Baksh said: "The court set February 12 for the next hearing. We will request Bayati's bail that day."

On January 9, Maolana Faridul Islam, head teacher of Agdholla Darussunnah Forkania Hafizia Madrasa, filed a case against Shariyat Bayati under the Digital Security Act.

According to the first information report (FIR), Shariyat made anti Islamic remarks at a folk music festival in Dhamrai, Dhaka, on December 24, 2019.

When the video of the program went viral on YouTube and various social media sites, enraged locals and pro Islamic groups staged protests and held processions throughout Tangail demanding proper punishment for the singer.