BLAST employee gets bail in defamation case filed by BGB
03:28 PM, January 14, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:37 PM, January 14, 2021

BLAST employee gets bail in defamation case filed by BGB

A female employee of Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST) has secured bail in a defamation case of Tk 100 crore filed against her by Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB).

The court of Senior Judicial Magistrate Tamanna Farah in Cox's Bazar granted bail to her around 11:30am today, reports our Cox's Bazar staff correspondent quoting BLAST lawyer Abdus Sukkur.

The case was filed on November 10 last year, accusing the woman of "premeditated propagation of false allegations such as that of gang-rape" against some BGB personnel.

Nayeb Subedar Mohammad Ali Molla, in-charge of Damdamia check post of BGB Battalion-2 on Cox's Bazar-Teknaf highway, filed the case.

The BLAST employee is the lone accused in the case.  Mohammad Ali, in the case statement, said that the woman's "false allegation" has severely tarnished the image of a force like the BGB.

On October 13, BLAST in a press statement demanded justice for its female employee alleging she was a victim of sexual violence at a checkpoint on the Teknaf-Cox's Bazar road. It also demanded that the government ensure her safety.

READ MORE: BGB sues BLAST employee for 'defamation'

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