Jannati freed on bail (Corrected)
Young entrepreneur Jannati Hossain was released on bail yesterday after eight months in jail in a case filed over the death of her business partner Mostamsir Ashraf.
“What has been done to me was an injustice,” Jannati told The Daily Star over the phone, referring to her horrible days in prison.
She was released from Dhaka Central Jail in the evening. Her mother, relatives and a host of well-wishers received her at the jail gate.
“I'm deeply sorry for the people who are suffering due to this tragic accident.” she said, referring to the car accident she was involved in.
On July 11 last year, Jannati while driving Mostamsir's car crashed into a parked police van near Mohakhali flyover.
Mostamsir, who was in the passenger seat, was gravely injured and died on the way to hospital, police said. Tejgaon police sued her for reckless driving.
Ten days later, Mostamsir's family filed a case against Jannati, her brothers Jubair and Junaid, father Delwar Hossain and husband Raymen Siddique, alleging that it was a planned murder to take over his business.
Last year, during the hearing of the bail petition, a High Court judge “felt embarrassed” while another one refused to hear the petition without mentioning any reason. Lower courts denied her bail twice.
On March 12, the HC granted bail to Jannati in the case following a bail petition filed by her.
The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the HC's bail to her after the government moved a petition before the SC chamber judge, seeking a stay on the HC bail.
|We yesterday mistakenly quoted Jannati as saying, “I'm deeply sorry for what I've done. I know how it feels when people lose their dear ones...” Jannati in a statement yesterday claimed she had actually said, “I'm deeply sorry for the people who are suffering due to this tragic accident.”