The High Court yesterday directed the government to immediately admit Barrister Mainul Hosein to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) for treatment.
The HC bench of Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed and Justice Md Iqbal Kabir Lytton passed the order following a petition filed by Mainul's wife Saju Hossain. The petitioner said Mainul is physically ill and he needs to be hospitalised immediately.
Earlier, BSMMU authorities submitted a report to the HC saying that Mainul Hosein is physically unwell, said Advocate M Masud Rana, a lawyer for the petitioner. Mainul is now in Dhaka Central Jail. He is accused in 22 cases and has so far secured bail in six of them.
He was arrested on October 22 in a case filed for defaming journalist Masuda Bhatti on a television talk show. Advocate Khandker Mahbub Hossain appeared for the petitioner.