The diplomatic correspondent of Bangla daily Inqilab was placed on a two-day remand today while its news editor and deputy chief reporter were denied bail in a case filed for publishing false report on participation of Indian troops in Satkhira drive.
Ahmed Atique is the diplomatic correspondent of the daily while Rabiullah Rabi and Rafiq Mohammad are the news editor and deputy chief reporter of the newspaper respectively.
Metropolitan Magistrate SM Ashiqur Rahman granted the remand for Atique after AK Firoz, a sub-inspector of Detective Branch of police and also the investigation officer of the case, produced the accused before his court seeking a five-day remand.
Detectives raiding the daily Inqilab office Thursday night
The same court also denied the bail to Rabi and Mohammad after holding hearing on their bail petitions.
Sub-inspector Jahangir Alam of Wari Police Station on January 16 filed a case under ICT act and the penal code accusing Inqilab Editor AMM Bahauddin and the three journalists for running a false report claiming that Indian forces had taken part in operations in Satkhira ahead of the January 5 parliamentary polls.
Hours after filing of the case, detectives on Thursday night raided the Inqilab office in the capital's RK Mission Road, rounded up the three newsmen, seized three computers and sealed off the press, plate-making and server rooms.
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