2 Inqilab journos denied bail again
A Dhaka court for the second time today rejected bail petitions of two journalists of Bangla daily Inqilab in a case filed for publishing false report about the participation of Indian troops in a Satkhira drive.
The journalists are: News Editor Rabiullah Rabi and Deputy Chief Reporter Rafiq Mohammad.
Earlier on January 20, a metropolitan magistrate court denied the bail of the duo in the same case.
Judge Md Zahirul Haque of the Court of Metropolitan Session Judge's in Dhaka passed the order after their lawyer submitted a bail petition against the rejection order of the lower court.
Detectives on January 16 night picked up its four journalists and sealed off the press after a case was filed against five journalists for publishing “baseless” news that claimed Indian forces participated in the Satkhira operations prior to the January 5 polls.
Other journalists are Diplomatic Correspondent Ahmed Atique and Senior Reporter Afjal Bari.
Police also seized 16 items including three computers of Inqilab.
Afjal however was later released.
Of the accused, Atique made a confessional statement before magistrate on January 29 saying that his report about the involvement of Indian army was false.
The newspaper authorities later apologised for publishing the report on its website.
On Saturday, police unsealed the printing press on Ram Krishna Mission Road in the capital's Motijheel, paving the way for the resumption of its publication.