N’ganj teacher Shyamal Kanti lands in jail
A Narayanganj court today rejected the bail petition of Shyamal Kanti Bhakta, who was humiliated in public in the presence of a lawmaker, in a case filed for “taking bribe”.
Additional Chief judicial Magistrate Ashok Kumar Dutta passed the order after he surrendered before it seeking bail this morning following an arrest warrant against him.
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Later, the court sent him to jail, reports our Narayanganj correspondent.
Earlier in the day, the court issued the arrest warrant on completion of hearing on the case filed by Morsheda Begum, an English teacher of Piyar Sattar Latif High School in Bandar area.
Shyamal took Tk 1.35 lakh as bribe money from Morsheda with false promises of enlisting her in the monthly pay order (MPO) system, according to the case statement.
On May 13, Shyamal was physically assaulted by a mob over allegations that he made derogatory comments about religion while meting out corporal punishment to a student.
Salim Osman, Jatiya Party lawmaker from Narayanganj-5, was then seen making Shyamal hold his ears and do squats in public, sparking outrage across the country.
The High Court on May 29 directed the district administration to resubmit three reports, specifying steps taken so far against the perpetrators responsible for humiliating Shyamal.